The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

What the City Pigeon Hears

Listen to Emma reading her poem ...
night falling
the easing of brickwork
the settling of slates
the rumble of trains
formation of stalactites
under the arches

the whisper of feathers
the stiffening of trees
a phone ringing in an empty office
earth worms tunnelling
splish of water in the fountains
and the rats in their thousands
squeaking of sewerage
deep underground

About the Writer

Emma Purshouse

Emma Purshouse is a writer and performance poet. She writes for both children and adults. Her children's poetry collection 'I Once Knew a Poem Who Wore a Hat' is published by Fair Acre Press and won the poetry section of the Rubery Book Award in 2016.