The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Cow Pat Splats!

Listen to Val ...
When you see a cow pat
Splattered in a field
I bet you never think about
The food that splat might yield!

Underneath the cow pat
A world of wonder lies.
Where spiders, worms and beetles
Eat eggs laid by the flies.

And if that sounds revolting
And you hate the look and smell,
We fertilise our veg with dung,
And splats make bricks as well.

So, when you screw your nose up,
And step across that pat,
Remember that to someone
It’s a very useful splat!

About the Writer


Val Harris

Val has had several winning and commended poems for adults published in Writers Forum Magazine. She has self-published four novels. Recently she's been writing for children, beginning with rhyming picture books, soon realising her greatest enjoyment was writing poetry. Val is a member of the Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI).