The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

There Once was a Young Man from Mousehole

There once was a young man from Mousehole
Who pasties and pastries did gousehole
On his hundredth ├ęclair
He got stuck in his chair
And extracting him proved quite a pousehole.

About the Writer


Sarah Ziman

Sarah is originally from Wales, now living in Hertfordshire. She prefers to write poetry for children, though thinks that the best poems can be enjoyed by people of all ages. She has twice been highly commended in The Caterpillar Poetry Prize, and won first prize in the 2021 YorkMix Poems for Children Competition. Her work has appeared in The Best Ever Book of Funny Poems published by Macmillan, various magazines and websites.