The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children


Silver threads
spun late at night,
silver threads
woven just right,
silver threads
start to bounce and shake,
silver threads
the spider’s awake,
silver threads
have caught her tea,
silver threads
no flies for me!

About the Writer

Naomi Jones

Naomi is a poet, children’s author and freelance editor. Her published picture books include The Perfect Fit, One More Try, The Odd Fish, How to Catch a Rainbow, How to Make a Story and Thunderboots. Her work has now been translated into 19 languages. Naomi lives with her family and their dog in Cornwall.