The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Tap Juice

fresh sky-bursts from
cloud fruit
splash down
air to earth
drip pour puddle pool
in streams, rivers,
waiting wells,
ringing tanks,
water pipes.

turn tap
for cool sluice
of clear, sincere
favourite drink,
tap juice

About the Writer

Kate ONeil

Kate O’Neil lives in the Illawarra region of NSW and writes poetry for children and adults. Her poems appear in magazines such as The NSW School Magazine and The Caterpillar, and anthologies by Roger McGough, Roger Stevens, Matt Goodfellow, Mandy Coe and The Emma Press. In 2018 her ‘Cool Poems: the Kate O’Neil Reciter’, was published by Triple D Books Wagga Wagga.