The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Little Brian

Was ever there a sadder fate
than that of Little Brian's,
who, taken as a birthday treat
to view the Longleat lions,
ventured from his baby seat,
upon a sudden whim -
to see what lions liked to eat -
and found out it was him!

About the Writer

Colin West

Colin lives in Battle, East Sussex. He studied Graphic Design and Illustration and has written and illustrated over 50 children’s books. His poems have appeared in anthologies by Roger McGough and Julia Donaldson. He now writes purely for his own pleasure and enjoys collecting old books, mainly of poetry.