The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Mythical Meeting

Listen to Fiona read her poem ...
What would you do if a dragon suddenly flew your way?
Would you invite him to light a roaring fire,
Or frighten nosy neighbours away?

What would you do if a mermaid gracefully swam your way?
Would you ask her to sing you a beautiful song,
Or swim with her in the bay?

What would you do if a unicorn pranced around your way?
Would you offer it sugar canes and gilded sweets,
Or ride it to Monterey?

What would you do if three-headed Cerberus, came to stay?
Would you throw him a bone, and share some food,
Or quickly run far away?

I don’t know what I would do on such a magical day!
If I could meet these great creatures,
I hope I’d have time to play!

About the Writer

Fiona Halliday

Fiona has enjoyed and written poetry all her life. She has fond memories of family members sharing poems with her from a very early age. Fiona has taught in primary schools, across the age range, for the last twenty years and specialises in literacy. She loves language, learning and laughter. She also likes alliteration! When she isn’t teaching, reading or writing, Fiona enjoys playing the flute, spending time with her family and drinking copious amounts of tea!