The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Natural Flight

Fly like a joyful swift,
Darting across the sky,
Swooping through low-lying clouds,
Landing as night draws nigh.

Fly like a butterfly,
Flitting around the flowers,
Scenting their precious perfumes,
Dancing in summer showers.

Fly like a beautiful bat,
Flapping your leathery wings,
Casting silhouettes on the silver moon,
Listening as nature sings.

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!