The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children


When you want to grow a plant
You could get a pot
Fill it with soil
Plant a seed or a sapling

You must water it regularly
Ensure sufficient sunlight exposure
Keep it safe from animals
Tend to it carefully

If you do everything well
The seed or sapling may grow
You will then have your plant
Flowers, fruits or vegetables

It is a pleasure to create something
You nurture the plant
The way that your parents nurture you
Everybody wins

About the Writer

Pramod Subbaraman

Pramod Subbaraman is a poet from India who lives in Hull and works in the NHS. He returned to poetry during the first COVID19 lockdown in 2020 and has since been published in the UK, the USA and South Africa. He is particularly fond of fixed form poetry.