The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Starling’s Lullaby

Quicksilver shimmer
Pewter shiver
Calling me home to roost.

Aerial acrobatics
Celestial gymnastics
Calling me home to roost.

Fluidity, mobility,
Beguiling agility
Calling me home to roost.

Flock to me, fly with me,
Surf rose-streaked skies with me,
Calling me home to roost.

About the Writer

Kit Weston

Former primary teacher and school librarian, Kit is an enthusiastic reader and creative writer, who runs poetry workshops for children. Living in The Garden of England, she takes inspiration from everything – though the natural world and the children she is privileged to teach do feature. Her poetry has appeared here (The Dirigible Balloon), Parakeet Magazine and has been used in schools from Tonbridge to Bristol! One of her poems has recently been translated into Croatian on behalf of JAR a Juvenile Arthritis Research charity, very close to her heart! You can find her @Kit_weston1.