The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Christmas Tree

Bare branches covered
in bird-feeder baubles,
blackbird atop sings out
Christmassy warbles,
fairy-light hoar frost
reflects lamp-light glow,
a fine festive tree
in a carpet of snow.

About the Writer

Fi Calvert

Fi is a primary school teacher by day and a poet by night. She had two poems commended in the YorkMix Poems for Children Competition 2021 and has had a poem about a tardigrade published in The Caterpillar. She loves to write poetry for children in the hope they might relate, laugh or both. Her favourite poems to write are inspired by funny or grumpy things her children say.