The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Everyday Discovery

Put the TV onto mute and make up your own words,
Go to bed straight from school and get up with the birds,
Paint a picture upside down, try a whole new look,
Hop, skip, jump into town, choose an offbeat book.

Have dessert before your dinner, have breakfast for your tea,
Discover a whole range of ways to live life differently.
No need to trek the jungle or zoom off into Space
If you’re alive to the adventure that’s right there in your face.

About the Writer

Rhiannon Oliver

Rhiannon is an actress, writer, workshop leader and mum from Cardiff. She graduated from RADA in 2004 and has performed with companies such as Shakespeare’s Globe, The National Theatre, BBC and Sky 1. Rhiannon started sharing her poems in Spring 2021 and has upcoming publications in Nawr Magazine, and anthologies with Nine Pens Press and Arachne Press. In June 2021, she was named Spoken Word Runner-Up in Poetry for Good, a national poetry competition celebrating key workers. She has recently started writing poetry for children and is currently working on a rhyming middle grade adventure story.