The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Christmas Sounds

Listen to Carole's poem ... read by Jessica
Bell tinkle,
tree twinkle
parcel thud in hall
wrapping rustle
shopping bustle
whispery snow flake fall

carol singers
bell ringers
fires that crack and spark
pud stirrers
mixer whirrers
stockings in the dark

late shoppers
cork poppers
paper ripping joy
wish bone snappers
joke unwrappers
giddy girls and boys

heel dragging
kids lagging
Mum, it’s Christmas Day!
then mince-pie munch
and fruit cake crunch
and hours and hours to play.

About the Writer

Carole Bromley

Carole was born in Middlesbrough in the UK and lives in York. She writes for both adults and children and her poems have been widely published in many different magazines. She has had pamphlets and collections published and has also won a number of competitions, including the Bridport, the Yorkshire Open, Torbay, Poetry Space and the Bronte Society Literary Prize. Her poems for children have been published in The Caterpillar, in her collection, Blast Off! and in anthologies from MacMillan and Emma Press. She was the winner of the 2022 Caterpillar Prize.