The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

You and I and the Dragonfly

Do you wonder why
neither you nor I
can see eye to eye
with a dragonfly?

Is a dragonfly shy?
Does a dragonfly cry?
Are lilies sky high
to a dragonfly?

As they flutter by
though you try and try
you will get no reply
from a dragonfly.

About the Writer

Heather Wastie

Heather is a poet and musician from the Black Country. She now lives in Kidderminster, Worcestershire where she was Writer in Residence at the Museum of Carpet in 2013 and Worcestershire Poet Laureate 2015/16, She has performed extensively across the UK and has published eight poetry collections. For more see