The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Endless Ocean

Listen to Linda read her poem ...
For me the sky is endless ocean -
The clouds creatures in constant motion.
Sunlight lawn-lounging upon my back,
Meandering blue in my own kayak,
I spy flying fish in silvery shoals;
Jumbly jellyfish like upturned bowls;
Stingrays cruising like eerie UFOs;
Nimble mermaids with pretty hair bows;
Molten steel seals that twirl and swirl;
Narwhals pointing with tusks that curl;
Sweetheart seahorses with tails entwined;
A giant octopus, a mastermind;
Dream dolphin schools, dancing and diving,
Skimming wave-crests frosted with icing;
Wild windswept wings of the snow albatross;
A blizzard of gulls as they turn and toss;
And finally the giant humpback whale,
Filling the sapphire as he sets to sail.

When waves grow grey, bubble and mass,
Raindrops hammer my place on the grass,
I explore from the harbour safe inside
The ocean sky storm with the turning tide.

About the Writer

Linda Middleton

Linda is a lifelong lover of writing and began sharing her passion for rhythm and rhyme last year. Her work can be found online and in magazines, including The Caterpillar and Pure in Heart Stories. She enjoys supporting children with their learning and teaching RE in a primary school in a leafy corner of England. In her spare time when she is not writing, she can be found wood wandering, beach strolling and ice cream tasting.