The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Storm Coming

Listen to Gillian's poem ... read by JH
Everybody’s looking at the cloudless sky
The boats on the stream go floating by
The kids at the park are having fun
Enjoy the lovely weather, everyone!

Everybody’s looking at the cloudy sky
People take in clothes that are nearly dry
No-one wants to play in the park – no sun!
Keep an eye on the weather, everyone!

Everybody’s looking at the stormy sky
The clouds, now dark and thick all start to fly
Enormous plopping raindrops, one by one
Get inside quickly, everyone!

Everybody’s looking at the scary sky
Nobody is playing and we all know why
Thunder shakes the house as the lightning comes
Stay inside and stay safe everyone!

About the Writer

Gillian Spiller

Gillian Spiller is a Scottish poet and children’s author, who has spent many years living and teaching in S-E Asia, E Asia and the Middle East. She is the author of four picture books, The Blue Sock (2019), Star Sailor (2020), On The Shelf (2021) and A Shell for Cleo (2022) by Marshall Cavendish Ltd. (Asia). Her poetry for children is available on the British Council’s Learn English Kids website, as well as here on The Dirigible Balloon.