The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Magic Beach Hut

The magic beach hut along the bay
Transports you to a hot summer’s day

Seeking shelter from a snowstorm
Some place dry to keep you warm

Close your eyes to wish for the sun
Count to three and you shall have fun

Build sandcastles and dig for treasure
Ball games of plenty at your leisure

Sunshine all day will fill you with glee
Surf the waves in the clear blue sea

Tallest Ferris wheel at the funfair
Tasty sweet treats for all to share

Lather up with coconut sun cream
Lashings of delicious ice-cream

Escape winter blues at the seashore
Enjoy summer holidays once more

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.