The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

If Pigs Could Fly

Listen to B.J. Lee read her poem ...
If pigs could fly, I’d like to soar
on my pet pig, above his sty
and for one day, my chores ignore,
if pigs could fly.

We’d flit like birds up in the sky
and visit lands of myth and lore
and all along I’d wonder why

we’d never flown like this before.
We’d hear the crowds below us cry,
“What’s that above, a boy, a boar?”—
if pigs could fly.

About the Writer

BJ Lee

B.J. Lee is a former music librarian at The Boston Conservatory. Her award-winning children’s poems can be found in anthologies by Macmillan, Penguin, Little, Brown, National Geographic, Bloomsbury, Wordsong, Otter-Barry and others, as well as in children’s magazines. Her picture book, There Was an Old Gator Who Swallowed a Moth, released in 2019, with another on the way. Her current project is a YA verse novel. She lives in Florida with her husband, poet Malcolm Deeley, and toy poodle.