The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children


(A Nonet)

Treetops whisper secrets to the moon,
tawny owl makes his eerie call,
stealthily a fox slinks by,
fingered wings haunt the sky,
ghostly moths flutter,
wood mice skitter,
lone cats howl,
stray winds,

About the Writer

Jenni Wyn Hyatt

Jenni Wyn Hyatt was born in Maesteg, Wales in 1942 and started writing poetry in her late sixties. She usually writes for adults, her subjects including nature, family, her garden, injustice and inequality, but makes occasional forays into humorous verse and writing for children. She has been published in journals and anthologies, produced two poetry collections and was responsible for the translation work in a recent book about Hedd Wyn, posthumous winner of the Chair in the 1917 National Eisteddfod.