The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Mermaid Tech

Listen to Kate reading her poem ...
Mermaids have big problems using phones –
distortions in the underwater tones.
The air and ocean waves get mixed together,
and it's even worse in wild weather.

They get these sort of funny, fuzzy wails –
even louder than their flicking tails.
No, they can't communicate by phone.
The best way is to message them by drone.

About the Writer

Kate Williams

Kate has been writing poems for children for over two decades, with 150 - 200 published to date. She has many contributions to anthologies by major publishers, including Macmillan, Oxford University Press, Hodder, Dorling Kindersley and Bloomsbury, with others appearing in arts magazines such as The Caterpillar (Ireland), Cricket Magazine and Better Than Starbucks (USA), and The School Magazine (Australia). Her work has also contributed to national curriculum support material and she shares her writing passion with children in school workshops.