The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Ready for Christmas

Listen to Julie ...
Snowmen built, sledges rode,
ice-cold hands, frozen toes.

Presents wrapped, cards all sent,
audience tears, nativities end.

Crackers bought, puddings made,
holly on cakes, tables laid.

Baubles up, tinsel hung,
mince pies out, carols sung.

Early bedtimes, Santa’s near,
one eye open, one smart ear.

Moonlit night, my hungry cat,
Christmas claws, decorate my lap.

About the Writer


Julie Stevens

Julie Stevens writes poems for both adults and children. She covers many themes, but often engages with the problems of disability. Her children’s poems have been published in many places including Paper Lanterns, The Toy, Tyger Tyger, The Dirigible Balloon and in anthologies. She has four published adult pamphlets.