The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Stones on the Beach

The beach is like a library,
Come and pick a stone.
Each one tells a story,
Which one would you like to hear?
The sea is calling us to stop,
And hold a stone in our hand,
To feel its weight and shape.
Just look!
For a minute the world is a painting,
there in the palm of your hand,
And we can tell stories together,
of lands far away, forever.

About the Writer

Helen Openshaw

Helen is a Drama and English teacher from Cumbria. She enjoys writing poetry and plays and inspiring her students to write. She has had a short monologue commissioned by Knock and Nash Productions. Recently published and upcoming poetry work in Secret Chords by Folklore publishing, Green Ink Poetry magazine, Open Door magazine and Fragmented Voices.