The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Snow Bunting

I saw a little bird today
a sort I had not seen before.
And it was small and sparrow like
but fluffier and mostly white.

It had a stubby yellow beak
and bright round glossy eye.
The edges of its wings and crown
had feathers, black and softest brown.

They said it was a snow bunting,
a rare mid-winter treat.
It travelled from the Arctic North
to stay with us, for winter warmth.

About the Writer

Louise Crosby

Louise is an illustrator, poet and retired teacher who lives in West Yorkshire She enjoys playing with words and images and often illustrates poems as comics and has designed poetry book & magazine covers. She has poems published in anthologies including Under the Radar 29, (Nine Arches Press) and for children, Dragons of the Prime: Poems about Dinosaurs (The Emma Press), Tyger Tyger 3 and Toy 3 (The Toy Press).