The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

The Stocking

Listen to Ian ...
In my stocking I find:
A jingling bell,
A new pair of pants,
And three walnuts as well;
A candy cane speckled with chimney soot,
An orange,
A book,
And – at last – there’s my foot!

About the Writer

Ian Brownlie

Ian lives with his family in Marlow, Bucks. His prospective middle grade novel, Solomon Brown from Hero Town, was longlisted for Searchlight's Best Novel Opening for Children or Young Adults. Twitter:@herotownbook Website: