The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Ingredients for Christmas Spirit

One knitted jumper
A punnet of wonder
Finely chopped holly
A teaspoon of jolly
Thickly sliced crackle
Peeled plum sparkle
Freshly grown tinsel
One golden whistle
Pine needle trimmings
Four singing robins
Grated generosity
Of a high quality
A red satin bow
A sprinkle of snow

About the Writer

Josie De Falco

Josie grew up in a large Victorian house full of storytelling and plays with her big Italian/English family. Her inspiration is her children and childhood memories in the Yorkshire Dales, and seaside coast of Filey. Josie is an advocate for encouraging children to explore their imagination through nature and support mental wellbeing. Her childhood nickname is Tinker Bell and a fan of the poems Flower Fairies. Josie’s work has been featured in Parakeet, and forthcoming publication in a nature anthology.