The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

What Can You Find?

Listen to Julie ...
It’s everywhere,
it looks different outside,
today brings a new flower.
Can you see it?

Shivering winter has left,
spring comes running
with so many new sounds.
Can you hear them?

Daffodils, hedgehogs
lambs, snowdrops,
they’re all awake.
Have you seen one?

It’s everywhere,
spring has arrived,
the sky is brighter.
What can you find?

About the Writer

Julie Stevens

Julie writes poems for both adults and children. She covers many themes, but often engages with the problems of disability. Her children’s poems have been published in Paper Lanterns, Parakeet Magazine, Buzgaga, The Toy, Tyger Tyger, The Dirigible Balloon, Better Than Starbucks, Brian Moses’ blog, The Poetry and Reading Realm and in anthologies. She has three published adult pamphlets: Step into the Dark (2023) and Balancing Act (2021) both with The Hedgehog Poetry Press and Quicksand (Dreich, 2020).