The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

William Wordsworth

Today is the birthday of William Wordsworth. Born on April 7th, 1770, in Cockermouth, Cumberland, he became a renowned poet, developing the English Romantic style along with his contemporaries Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Robert Southey. Known for his love of nature and long walks in the beautiful hills of Cumberland and Westmorland, William was responsible for writing some of the most famous verse in English literature. In honour of his birthday, the Dirigible Balloon is sharing some of the poetry written by Cumbrian school children inspired by his work I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud, Storm on Coniston Water and William's ideas associated with 'spots of time'
... Happy Birthday Mr Wordsworth.

These poems were written by Amba, Poppy, Jonny, Esme, Ted and Daisy from Yanwath

About the Writer

Jonathan Humble

Jonathan lives in Cumbria. His work has been published online and in print in a number of magazines and anthologies. His first collection of poetry, My Camel's Name Is Brian, was published by TMB Books in 2015. His second poetry book, Fledge came out in 2020 through Maytree Press. His poems for children have been shortlisted and highly commended in the Caterpillar and Yorkmix poetry competitions and he is the editor of The Dirigible Balloon. His poem Masterclass was chosen as the Milk House Poem of the year at the end of 2022.