The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Flight of the Moon

A serrated silver coin sails on an inky ocean -
Plays hide and seek with dolphins,
between long floating fronds of kelp.
Peers curiously at his double flying high
in a cappuccino froth of clouds and galaxies,
so bright, so sharp, so clear and definite.
In the wake of a distant boat a luminescent trail glitters -
long echo of a comet’s short-lived tail.
The moon in his ceaseless flight does not pause,
yet wonders whose beauty is more rare.

About the Writer

Kit Weston

Former primary teacher and school librarian, Kit is an enthusiastic reader and creative writer, who runs poetry workshops for children. Living in The Garden of England, she takes inspiration from everything – though the natural world and the children she is privileged to teach do feature. Her poetry has appeared here (The Dirigible Balloon), Parakeet Magazine and has been used in schools from Tonbridge to Bristol! One of her poems has recently been translated into Croatian on behalf of JAR a Juvenile Arthritis Research charity, very close to her heart! You can find her @Kit_weston1.