The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children


I swear (by my troth)
the sloth
I saw at the zoo
was a Goth sloth

Dead slow pace
Dark-rimmed eyes
spectral in a
chalk-white face.

About the Writer

Kate ONeil

Kate O’Neil lives in the Illawarra region of NSW and writes poetry for children and adults. Her poems appear in magazines such as The NSW School Magazine and The Caterpillar, and anthologies by Roger McGough, Roger Stevens, Matt Goodfellow, Mandy Coe and The Emma Press. In 2018 her ‘Cool Poems: the Kate O’Neil Reciter’, was published by Triple D Books Wagga Wagga.