The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children


Know what I heard?
I heard a bird!

She sat down on the apple tree
And then she sort of looked at me.

“Hi, Bird!” I said.
She turned her head

And started in to sing.
She sang and sang like anything!

So, then I started singing too.
But when she heard it, away she flew.

(I guess it must have upset her
To find out that I sing so much better.)

About the Writer

Templeton Moss

Templeton grew up in and around San Diego County, California in the U.S.A. He lives and works in Louisville, Kentucky, but considers Disneyland to be his hometown. He started writing because he thought it would get girls to like him. He has written many plays, novels, short stories and poems and his hobbies include naps and cartoons. Templeton dislikes manual labour and country music.