The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

My Love For You

Like the swelling sea
from a rising tide

Like the growing flames
of a bright bonfire

My love for you
reaches for the sky
and flies to wherever you are

Like a soaring bird
beneath the sun

Like a swooping rainbow
after the storm is done

My love for you
had already begun
before I ever met you

Like the distant stars
that sparkle with light

Like the soft sunrise
after a sleepy night

My love for you
Is steady like an airplane flight ...

My love, I’ll see you soon

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.