The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Who Likes Art?

Listen to Val ...
Why did Dali paint a lady
with a bat upon her head?
And on the face of Mona Lisa,
he drew himself instead.

A lobster on a telephone,
a bunch of melting clocks?
And, what made Picasso
paint a face in cubelike blocks?

Van Gogh painted landscapes
of the swirly whirly kind.
And Monet liked his lilies
Under bridges, you will find.

Edvard Munch, he had a fright,
we see that in: ‘The Scream!’
Magritte liked to paint as though
he lived inside a dream.

Lowry captured people
In a very simple way.
Turner liked a fancy cloud
And shipwrecks, by the way.

Each painter is quite different
and we can pick and choose,
but each painting tells a story
of the painter and his muse.

About the Writer

Val Harris

Val has had several winning and commended poems for adults published in Writers Forum Magazine. She has self-published four novels. Recently she's been writing for children, beginning with rhyming picture books, soon realising her greatest enjoyment was writing poetry. Val is a member of the Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI).