The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children


twilight moonlight
love you so
magic moonbeam
watch you glow

snow-white moonlight
shines right through
window sparkle –
silver blue

spotlight moonlight
love you so
strong and quiet
watch you glow

hold tight, moonlight
hanging high
misty glimmer
in the sky

milk-white moonlight
love you so
crystal shimmer
watch you glow

late night, moonlight
not a peep
warm and snuggly
soon asleep

goodnight, moonlight
heavy eyes
stay bright, moonlight…

Hello, sunrise.

About the Writer

Jessica Milo

Jessica is a former preschool French teacher who now writes humorous, heartfelt board books, picture books, and poetry for children. An active member of SCBWI and 12x12PB, she is also a graduate of Children’s Book Academy and Renee LaTulippe’s Lyrical Language Lab. Jessica won the 2022 #KidLitVibes Contest and is represented by Jonathan Rosen at The Seymour Agency. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and two cuddly cats.