The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

When the World Went to Sleep

Listen to Julie read her poem ...
Trees bowed down
mountains held stars,
oceans slumped wide.

Roads parked memories
engines purred low,
lights turned cold.

I sat and watched
the grass lay down,
leaves hovered still.

Walls held night
my window misted,
the moon and me.

About the Writer

Julie Stevens

Julie writes poems that sometimes reflect the impact MS has on her life. Her poems have been published many times online and in print. Her poem If I Can’t was a winning poem in Bespoke Verse’s National Poetry Day competition 2019. She has two published pamphlets, Quicksand (2020) and Balancing Act (2021). Website: