The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

The Silly Knight

Listen to Colin read his poem
O, once there was a silly knight,
And on a damp and chilly night
He left off his warm underwear
And froze to death. I wonder where
They buried or cremated him?
Perhaps they armour plated him?
Or maybe when that dummy died
They went and had him mummified?
But wait! I’m being frivolous,
I’ll try to be more chivalrous,
And add, Now may in peace he rest
Dressed in a cosy fleecy vest!

Picture by Colin West
Picture by Colin West

About the Writer

Colin West

Colin lives in Battle, East Sussex. He studied Graphic Design and Illustration and has written and illustrated over 50 children’s books. His poems have appeared in anthologies by Roger McGough and Julia Donaldson. He now writes purely for his own pleasure and enjoys collecting old books, mainly of poetry.