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 was a primary teacher for many years, teaching in schools across the UK, as well as Thailand and France. She now lives in the Scottish Highlands, writing educational resources by day and stories and poems by night. Gaynor loves the rhythm of language and she has a particular passion for rhyme. Her poetry has appeared in the Caterpillar magazine and her debut, rhyming picture book will be published in 2023/24.