The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

New Year, Leap Year

Here's Kathryn ...
The New Year waits
with bagpipe notes
fade fade fading

The New Year arrives
to the great old bell
dong dong donging

The New Year dances
to a fireworks beat
boom boom booming

The New Year leaps
with its extra day
for play play playing

About the Writer

Kathryn Dove

Kathryn writes fiction and poetry for children. She enjoys the alchemy of poetry and seeing how a dash of imagination can transform ordinary life into something surprising and wonderful. She has lived in London and spent a summer working in a small village on the west coast of Scotland. Kathryn now lives with her family in Auckland, New Zealand.