The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children


I’ve got too much skin
And my tummy’s too round,
My feet are enormous,
My ears touch the ground.

My nose is too large
And these eyebrows I knit
And you would look sad
If your face didn’t fit.

About the Writer

Philip Waddell

Philip lives in a friendly Oxfordshire village close to Thame. He studied Biochemistry and Microbiology a long time ago and had a variety of jobs but is now retired. Born in Guyana he has lived in various countries and has always enjoyed traveling. Since the 90s his poems for children have appeared in dozens of anthologies and he has produced two collections for children with his friend, performing poet Ian Bland.