The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children


Where wildflowers grow
Nature’s embroidered stitches holding
Verdant fields in their embrace,
Flourishing with life unseen
Safe passage preserved
To connect, restore, protect.

About the Writer

Rebecca Simpson Hargreaves

Rebecca Simpson-Hargreaves is a Lecturer in Education at the University of Manchester where she spends time helping teachers get over their fear of poetry. Her ‘In Conversation with..’ teaching poetry webinar can be found on the United Kingdom Literacy Association’s YouTube site and she has written for the Children’s Poetry Summit. Rebecca gets most of her inspiration when walking her dog Apollo in the countryside. She also loves researching weird and historical poetry forms. Her twitter is @RS_Hargreaves.