The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

I am an Umbrella

I am an umbrella
and I’m here to help you out
in the drizzle and the piddle
when you have to leave the house.
I thrive in rotten weather,
it means I have a job to do.
A rainy day is better,
it means I get to be with you.

About the Writer

Carl Burkitt

Carl likes telling tales. He tells long tales, short tales, silly tales, sad tales. He tells them online, behind a mic, in books, in schools, and on the sofa with his young family. His debut kids’ collection, Elephants Sleep in Bunk Beds, was published by Beir Bua in 2021.