The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

What is Poetry? I Know!

After Eleanor Farjeon

It’s the shiny network of sparkle
In the dragonfly’s wing.
It’s the quiet glow
Of a firefly’s signal.
It’s the movement
Of the fairy ballet in rain puddles.
It’s the dance of dust caught
In a shard of light.
Rhyme, meter, rhythm, song of the soul,
That’s what poetry is!

About the Writer

Linda Trott Dickman

Linda Trott Dickman is an award winning poet, author of four chapbooks. Her work has been featured in anthologies locally and internationally in print and online. She is the coordinator of poetry for the Northport Arts Coalition. Linda works with poets of all ages, at the Walt Whitman Birthplace Association, local museums, and leads a poetry workshop at Samantha’s Li’l Bit O’ Heaven coffee house. Her great joy is working with children. Linda is from Long Island, NY, USA.