The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

The New Library

Library open
New book smell
Inhaaaaaaaale, shhhhhhhhhh!
It casts its spell

Bright covers
Unruffled pages
Comfy seats
I’ll be here ages

Unknown authors
To explore
Curiosity piqued
Now I want more

Endless choices
Intriguing titles
Quiet reading
Of different writers

Story engrossing
Intricate plot
Characters emerging
I really can’t stop

Library heartbeat
Ticking clock
Silent hands work
shelves restocked

Pages whisper,
Spines crack
Bookmarks inserted
Readers come back

Sunlight catches
Dusty motes
Shadows lengthen
The Library is closed

About the Writer

Kit Weston

Former primary teacher and school librarian, Kit is an enthusiastic reader and creative writer, who runs poetry workshops for children. Living in The Garden of England, she takes inspiration from everything – though the natural world and the children she is privileged to teach do feature. Her poetry has appeared here (The Dirigible Balloon), Parakeet Magazine and has been used in schools from Tonbridge to Bristol! One of her poems has recently been translated into Croatian on behalf of JAR a Juvenile Arthritis Research charity, very close to her heart! You can find her @Kit_weston1.