The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

First Snow

Soft and whispering
feathery flakes drift, waiting
for outstretched tongues.
Snow falls along bare branches and
slowly blankets the browning grass.
From the window,
tiny faces fog
the glass with hopeful breath.
Get your hats!
Get your mittens!
Out we go
to taste
winter’s first snow!

About the Writer

Claire Taylor

Claire writes for both adult and youth audiences. Her debut picture book, Benjamin's Sad Day, is forthcoming from Golden Fleece Press. Claire is the founding editor of Little Thoughts Press, a quarterly print magazine for and by kids. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland, and can be found online at