The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

The Aurora Dance

Listen to Niamh's poem ...
Flying upon a veil of stars,
Among the waving lights,
Joining in the ancient dance
Are the Aurora sprites.

Beams of light
Glint off their fragile wings,
While the rasping voice
Of the North Wind sings.

Deep and rich,
Mint greens and midnight blues,
Burning up the sky,
Red shades and orange hues.

Colourful and shimmering,
A bending, wavering wall,
They dance merrily
Till the moon begins to fall.

About the Writer

Niamh Kelly

Niamh is an undergraduate English student in Trinity College Dublin. Her work has been previously published in Ireland's Own's children section and Siamsa, a Christmas annual for primary school children. She won a category award in the Wildverse poetry competition and her poem was read aloud on radio.