The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Daytime's Story

Listen to Gaynor reading her poem ...
Daybreak glows,
Pink and rose.
Morning new,
Sky stretched blue,
Yellow rays, golden days
Plips and plops, silver drops,
Purple shadows gently play
Daylight hours slip away
Red and orange sunset glory
Softly closes daytime’s story
Grey shades, colour fades
Evening falls,
Black calls.
Picture by Siân Rees-Holden
Picture by Siân Rees-Holden

About the illustrator, Siân Rees-Holden: Siân is a digital matte painter for VFX and Feature Animation. She studied Fine Art: Painting & Drawing at Swansea University, followed by another degree in General Illustration. She has worked as a medical illustrator, commercial illustrator for cards & gifts and has collaborated with writer, E. S Lane on her children's book 'Nia's Voice' by Plas Publishing.

About the Writer


Gaynor Andrews

Gaynor is a primary teacher who has taught in schools across the UK, as well as Thailand and France. Gaynor loves the rhythm of language and she has a particular passion for rhyme. She is a member of SCBWI and her picture books are represented by Kate Scarborough, Tyilds Agency. Gaynor was long listed for the Write Mentor Children’s Novel Award, shortlisted for a flash fiction entry and a winner in Vivian Kirkfield’s 50 Precious Words competition.