The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Mr Dilly Presents ... Creativity Special

Hello Balloonists!

On Mr Dilly’s Creativity Special Show (April 27th 2022 with Sophy Henn and Steven Lenton, we had a look at how you might create a poem using a framework of poetry prompts on a hand shape.

I’m very pleased to say that Mr Dilly has received some lovely poems from the children at Little Ealing Primary School and St. Saviour C.E. Primary School which are on display below along with some pictures of the originals.

Well done guys, I think you’ve all done a brilliant job.


A poem

is like singing in the rain.
It is running in the sun
and spending time with my family;
a poem is a dream.

A poem
is like seeing your Nan.
It is a surprise present
and seeing a rainbow on your birthday.
A poem is playing basketball on a sunny morning.

A poem

is like a Sunday morning walk.
It is leaping over the clouds
and having a hug.

A poem

is like doing cartwheels in a forest.
It is having fun
and seeing butterflies.
A poem is my heart.

A poem is having a lovely day.
It is like having daisies in your hair.
It is having a lovely drink with your breakfast
and watching the sun rise;
a poem is having a lovely breakfast.

A poem

is like eating pancakes all day.
It is a practice of gym in the morning
and a sun that always shines.
A poem is like myself.

A poem
is like a swim in the ocean.
It is a thing to make me happy
and it makes me calm down.
A poem is a walk in the park.

A poem
is like reading a book.
It is a wild imagination
and a funny movie;
a poem is a hot summer day.

A poem

is like roses in a sunny peaceful meadow.
It is like taking a shot in netball you don’t know where it ends up
and singing on a bright summer’s morning!

A poem

is a sleep in a day,
is like a rainbow sunshine,
it is an artistic morning
and sleeping with my cat.
A poem is like a Friday basketball practice.

The copyright (©) of each poem belongs to the children of Little Ealing and St. Saviour C.E. Primaries. The Mr Dilly Logo belongs to Mr Dilly Presents ...

About the Writer

Jonathan Humble

Jonathan lives in Cumbria. His work has been published online and in print in a number of magazines and anthologies. His first collection of poetry, My Camel's Name Is Brian, was published by TMB Books in 2015. His second poetry book, Fledge came out in 2020 through Maytree Press. His poems for children have been shortlisted and highly commended in the Caterpillar and Yorkmix poetry competitions and he is the editor of The Dirigible Balloon. His poems Masterclass and This Work is Done were chosen as the Milk House Poem of the Year at the end of 2022 and 2023.