The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

With Coconut Accompaniment

The Knights of Charmley Wood went out
with armour bright and banners high -
they jingle-jangled as they rode
beneath a wyvern sky.

Alone along the lane one knight
through eventide on foot returned -
a broken sword, his armour black
as ash, his blazon burned.

Atop Wey Tor the dragon, Georgia,
snoring, tucked up in her wings -
she dreams of home deliveries
their joyful jangle-jinglings.

About the Writer

Richard Jodah

Richard Jodah lives in London and has recently appeared in London Grip, Dreich, The Dawntreader, Snakeskin and The Caterpillar.