The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

My Winter Swing

Going to the moon.
Brother thinks I’m NOT!
I pull on clumsy winter boots.
Zip my spacesuit up.

Blasting to the moon.
Like an astronaut.
My roaring rocket boosters fire.
Launching up and UP!

Flying to the moon.
Zooming! Cold and hot!
Brother climbs onboard with me.

About the Writer

Tarja Helena Nevala

Tarja was born in Finland and raised on three continents. Her colorful life and rich heritage are part of her creative voice as a children's picture book writer. A wide range of personal interests add depth and detail to her stories. Tarja writes of real-life situations with humor, imagination, and delightful surprise. Her home is somewhere on the other side of a mountain.