The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Poem in the Sky

I’m going to write this poem in the sky.
You’ll look up yonder and know it.
My words like clouds way up high,
I’ll be a skywriting poet!

First, I’ll train to pilot a plane,
but that might take me ages.
Maybe I’ll change my skywriting style
and imagine the sky on some pages!

About the Writer

Stefan Karlsson

Stefan is a poet and artist. He received his MFA in Poetry from the University of California-Irvine. His poems (for adults) have appeared in Fourteen Hills, Sugar House Review, and Spillway, among others. His paper marbling artwork can be found on Instagram: @nautiluspaper. He lives in Portland, Oregon, where he drinks too much coffee, hoards too many books, and has never enough time with his rabbit, Jean-Pierre.