The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

The Time Machine

I built a little time machine,
Down in the garden shed.
It was such a tiny time machine,
It would only fit my head.

So I sent my head to ancient Greece
And saw the Parthenon.
But I’d no hands for a camera,
And my feet were sad I’d gone.

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: