The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

New Whooping Wood

The trees were all giggling
The fungi guffawed
The ferns were all tittering
The daffodils roared

The brambles were chuckling
The crocuses grinned
The nettles were chortling
all thanks to Spring Wind

who tickled their branches
their blossom and buds
their stems and their petals
down New Whooping Wood

About the Writer

Mark Bird

Mark lives in London but is originally from Uttoxeter, Staffordshire. He is a teacher and children's writer. He has been published in Brian Moses' recent anthology: The Best Ever Book of Funny Poems as well as by Gill Education and The Caterpillar Magazine. His poem, “Halloween Date from Hell” is due to be published by Ventorros Press in 2022 and will be illustrated by Chris White. Mark has his own blog and website: