The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children


Listen to David's poem read by Attie & Little Lime ...
Do you want some?
Yes what?
Yes, I do.
Yes I do what?
Yes, I do want some.
Yes, I do want some what?
I want some of that?
I want some of that now?
Try again? I’m still waiting…
Right now! I am hungry.
P, p, p, p?
P, p, p…what?
Pl, pl, pl, pl?
Pl, pl, pl…. plenty?
The magic word, what’s the magic word?
Open sesame?
If you want some, say please.
Oh. Please! Please! Please!
Sorry! Too late! All gone!

Only joking! Here you are …

About the Writer

David Bleiman

David is a grandfather and poet living in Edinburgh. He loves to write across the languages and his first pamphlet, This Kilt of Many Colours (Dempsey & Windle, 2021) is a multilingual mixter-maxter in English, Scots, Spanish and Yiddish. This celebration of David's Jewish heritage includes the prizewinning Trebbler's Tale, written in a partly excavated but largely reimagined lost dialect of Scots-Yiddish. With the sense of humour of an overgrown schoolboy, David is now writing childish poems for himself and other children.