The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children


Frost on the window panes
On a chilly Saturday morning–

Dad says that winter fairies
Have been dancing on the glass

Leaving crystalline footprints
As evidence of their winter waltz

So I run outside to look for them
Peering under rocks and twigs

And asking a chatty little squirrel
If he has seen them pass his way

Which is when I see them falling
From the castle of clouds above

So I spread my arms in welcome
And one lands on the tip of my nose

About the Writer

Shaun Jex

Shaun is a writer from Dallas, Texas. He previously worked as editor and journalist for the Citizens' Advocate newspaper. His work has also appeared in publications like Celebrations Magazine and Old School Gamer Magazine.