The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

I Once Met A Poem

I once met a poem
shivering in the back
of the fridge;
hiding behind
a four-pack of yogurts
way past their sell-by date.
I lifted it out
in cupped hands,
and placed it by a radiator.
Slowly, its shivering
began to cease
and its rhyming couplets
opened like spring flowers
to reveal such words
of love and comfort
that it warmed my heart.

About the Writer

Philip Ardagh

PHILIP ARDAGH is a Roald-Dahl-Funny-Prize-winning children’s author and poet, whose books have been translated into around 40 languages. These include The Eddie Dickens Trilogy, Grubtown Tales, The Grunts, and Stick & Fetch. High in the Clouds, his collaboration with ex-Beatle, Sir Paul McCartney is currently being made into a film by Gaumont & Netflix.