The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children


The artist trails his brush,
silvering the tips of the grass blades,
shakes sparkles into the dark,
rims the ribs of fallen leaves.
Then painstakingly,
etches the panes with feathery ferns.

About the Writer

Gaynor Andrews

Gaynor was a primary teacher for many years, teaching in schools across the UK, as well as Thailand and France. She now lives in the Scottish Highlands, writing educational resources by day and stories and poems by night. Gaynor loves the rhythm of language and she has a particular passion for rhyme. Her poetry has appeared in the Caterpillar magazine and her debut, rhyming picture book will be published in 2023/24.