The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Bird Bird Butterfly Bee

Listen to Kathryn ...
Bird, bird,
Butterfly, bee

Your wings take you
Wherever you please.

Over the fences,
Over the trees,

Over the rooftops,
Wild and free.

Bird, bird
Butterfly, bee

Where are you going?
Where have you been?

I wish I could join you
Up there above me

As you fly on by,
Winging the breeze.

About the Writer

Kathryn Dove

Kathryn writes fiction and poetry for children. She enjoys the alchemy of poetry and seeing how a dash of imagination can transform ordinary life into something surprising and wonderful. She has lived in London and spent a summer working in a small village on the west coast of Scotland. Kathryn now lives with her family in Auckland, New Zealand.