The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Poo Haikus

Nesting starlings dress
curvy red car with monsoon:
white polka dot splash.


Slug shaped sausages
litter lawn, nearby hedgehog
snores on full tummy.


Two scoop hillsides are
peppered with rabbits eating
chocolate sprinkles.

About the Writer

Michael Tyldesley

Michael lives in Lancashire, England and is the proud father of two little girls named Lucy and Isla. During the daytime, Michael works as a design engineer in the land of submarines. In the evenings and at weekends, he moonlights as a modest poet. His poetry has appeared in Snakeskin and Form in Formless Times chapbook. Michael has performed poetry for The Wordsworth Trust in the Lake District and for Vibe Union in Melbourne, Australia.