The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children


Listen to Colin ...
Last night I drew an Ooragnak,
And then an Effarig,
And then a Regit and a Noil,
And then a nice Nobbig.

And then I drew an Olaffub,
And then a Nilognap,
And then I drew a cute Adnap,
And then a sweet Torrap.

And then I drew a Nacilep,
And then a Rotagilla,
And then I drew an Allirog,
(That backwards spells Gorilla.)

About the Writer

Colin West

Colin lives in Battle, East Sussex. He studied Graphic Design and Illustration and has written and illustrated over 50 children’s books. His poems have appeared in anthologies by Roger McGough and Julia Donaldson. He now writes purely for his own pleasure and enjoys collecting old books, mainly of poetry.