The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Postcard Home

Black and white dives,
house martins arrive
with monochrome loops and swoops
and hearts spinning like hoops.

Crested cloud surfing,
lightning speed swerving,
each interlacing flyby
stitching a patchwork of sky.

Deep blue swimming,
treetop skimming,
braiding sunset ribbons in teams,
swirling through satsuma streams.

Joy fizzing, wing whizzing,
dreamy skies to roam.
Flit-flittery, chit-chittery,
singing a postcard home:

‘Summer is a helter-skelter ride
and the ocean sky a giant slide …’

About the Writer

Linda Middleton

Linda is a lifelong lover of writing and began sharing her passion for rhythm and rhyme last year. Her work can be found online and in magazines, including The Caterpillar and Pure in Heart Stories. She enjoys supporting children with their learning and teaching RE in a primary school in a leafy corner of England. In her spare time when she is not writing, she can be found wood wandering, beach strolling and ice cream tasting.