The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

The Letter

Listen to Jessica read her poem ...
I got a letter today
I tore it open, fast as I could
I opened a letter today.

I opened a letter today
A favorite friend who moved for good
sent me a letter today.

She sent me a letter today.
A birthday card! I hoped she would!
Read it, please! What does it say?!

She’s thinking of me today,
and someday soon she’ll come to play.
We’ll play all day someday.

I mailed a letter today.
She’ll get it this week (at least she should)
I invited her over today.

My friend is here, hooray!
They drove all the way, I knew she would!
She came to visit today.

About the Writer

Jessica Whipple

Jessica Whipple is a writer for adults and children. Her poetry has been published by One Art, Nurture, Ekstasis, Rathalla Review, Stanchion, and Green Ink Poetry, with some forthcoming in Door Is a Jar. Her debut picture book titled ENOUGH IS... will be published spring 2023 by Tilbury House, and another titled I THINK I THINK A LOT by Free Spirit Publishing is forthcoming that same fall. To see more of her work, visit or follow her on Twitter @JessicaWhippl17