The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children


Wriggle like a jellyfish
Then hop from side to side

Squirm about (don’t let it out)
And do the squiggle slide.

Turn your toes together
like a pigeon who’s on skates

Pogo like your granny
at a party with her mates.

Cross your legs (and fingers)
Do the ‘ants in pants stance’ prance

This great long queue to use the loo
will teach us all to dance!

About the Writer

Sarah Ziman

Sarah is originally from Wales, now living in Hertfordshire. She prefers to write poetry for children, though thinks that the best poems can be enjoyed by people of all ages. She has twice been highly commended in The Caterpillar Poetry Prize, and won first prize in the 2021 YorkMix Poems for Children Competition. Her work has appeared in The Best Ever Book of Funny Poems published by Macmillan, various magazines and websites.