The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

The Traffic-lights Coloured Frog

Listen to Doryn's poem ... read by JH
My eyes are red,
my feet are orange,
my back is a bright

I live in a rainforest,
warm and moist,

far, far away.

I sleep all day, hidden under a leaf.
If a creature disturbs my peace,
I pop open my eyes, push out my feet
and dazzle it into a muddle with my bright colours.
Before the beast knows what’s happening, I’m able to

hop, hop away.

About the Writer

Doryn Herbst

Doryn, originally a scientist working in the water industry in Wales, now lives in Germany and is a deputy local councillor. Her writing considers the natural world but also social issues. Doryn has poetry in Fahmidan Journal, Metamorffosis Festival 2021, Bangor and forthcoming in Sledgehammer Literary Journal. She is a reviewer at Consilience science poetry journal.