The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Summer Holiday Bookworm

Listen to Kathryn ...
Lying out on the grass
surrounded by trees,
by summertime shadows
and a warm easy breeze

I am lost in adventures
far far away
deep in the pages
of my book for today.

Characters roam
along twists in the plot.
I have to keep reading –
will they make it or not?

So as the sun climbs
then slides after noon
don’t expect me inside
anytime soon.

About the Writer

Kathryn Dove

Kathryn writes fiction and poetry for children. She enjoys the alchemy of poetry and seeing how a dash of imagination can transform ordinary life into something surprising and wonderful. She has lived in London and spent a summer working in a small village on the west coast of Scotland. Kathryn now lives with her family in Auckland, New Zealand.