The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Take Off!

Listen to Kathryn reading her poem ...
twin rumbling engines rouse
wake up
open wide
their full throated throttle
R O A R their power
thrust us
the runway
take off!
take us
the freedom
of the wide open sky

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.