The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Goodnight, Art

Hula hooping parakeets, a blue robot moose,
there are three million paintings I want to produce!

I’ve sketched out a race track round Jupiter’s rings
with cars made of noodles and dragonfly wings,

it took all day long, it’s basically done,
it just needs more color to brighten the fun.

But … my tired eyes keep closing
so now I’m supposing

I’ll paint sunset beams
then tuck into dreams

of the art
I’ll start


About the Writer

Elizabeth Kuelbs

Elizabeth writes for children and adults. She holds an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts and you can find her work for young readers in Spider, Cricket, the Caterpillar and elsewhere. Visit her online at