The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Junk Modelling

Listen to Elisabeth read her poem ...
I approach the box,
ideas in my mind.
What can I make now,
to take home this time?

A train or a boat?
perhaps it will float!

A bridge for a car?
Or a shiny blue star?

I grab an old tube,
the tape and white glue,
what’s it going to be?

If only I knew.

About the Writer

Elisabeth Kelly

Elisabeth is a teacher, mum and writer. She lives on a hill farm in Scotland, and loves chocolate puddings and the change of seasons. Her poems have been widely published in print, online and in anthologies including by Dodging the Rain, The Honest Ulsterman, One hand Clapping, Forest Publishing, Green Ink. She has a slim pamphlet published by HybridDreich, a pamphlet due with Hedgehog Poetry Press 2021 and a memoir chapbook due with Selcouth Station 2022.