The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Autumn’s Splendour

Summer gone –
the sun, so strong,
becomes more tender.

How she
bends the
boughs with fruit!
And fills dull bushes full of loot:
her berried treasure.

Soon she’ll
send her
winds to blow the
leaves aglow like
fireside embers …

About the Writer

Harry Glass

Harry Glass is a Year 6 primary school teacher in north London who regularly writes children’s poems on his blog ( Before teaching, he used to be a travel writer and magazine editor. He also loves writing songs. And tennis. (He plays tennis, he doesn’t write it.)