The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Come On Then!

Listen to Rebecca ...

my path to rolling fields
s p a c e to run
and hide behind trees,
Rising mountains hide slumbering giants
and fossils in rocks from old coral seas
Guardian mermaids at inky deep pools
double dare you to steal a look
Come one, come all and follow my path
discover the magic in the wonderous Peak.

About the Writer

Rebecca Simpson Hargreaves

Rebecca Simpson-Hargreaves is a Lecturer in Education at the University of Manchester where she spends time helping teachers get over their fear of poetry. Her ‘In Conversation with..’ teaching poetry webinar can be found on the United Kingdom Literacy Association’s YouTube site and she has written for the Children’s Poetry Summit. Rebecca gets most of her inspiration when walking her dog Apollo in the countryside. She also loves researching weird and historical poetry forms. Her twitter is @RS_Hargreaves.