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 Stevens writes poems for both adults and children. They sometimes reflect the impact MS has on her life. Her children’s poems have been published in Parakeet Magazine, Buzgaga, The Toy, Tyger Tyger Magazine, The Dirigible Balloon, Better Than Starbucks, Brian Moses’ blog, The Poetry Realm and The Reading Realm and in anthologies. She has two published adult pamphlets: Quicksand (Dreich, 2020) and Balancing Act (The Hedgehog Poetry Press, 2021). Poetry Website: