The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Christmas Eve

Counting down all 24 days,
Hear the sleigh bells ring,
Read a festive story book,
Insist on carolling.
Squiggle a letter to Santa,
Trim the Christmas tree,
Make mince pies and gingerbread,
As the lights twinkle prettily.
Set out carrots, cookies and milk,
Even if you don't believe,
Very special guests will soon arrive,
Especially on Christmas Eve.

About the Writer

Jacoby Crane

Jacoby is an eccentric artist living in Derbyshire. They spend their time baking, making peculiar things, doodling doodles and writing oddities, currently they're focusing on poetry and working on a children's fantasy novel called Lumi. Jacoby's inspiration mostly comes from their unusual dreams and the weirdly wonderful things their kids quote, but their muse comes in the forms of Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell.