The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Our Round Table

Listen to Val reading her poem ...
Our table has no corners
There’s no-one at the end,
No-one in the middle
And no-one round the bend.

No-one is the head of it
And no-one gets left out.
We see and hear each other
So, no-one has to shout!

Everyone is equal
And everyone can see,
All the other members
Of our round family.

About the Writer

Val Harris

Val lives near Farnham with a horse and husband and several grandchildren living nearby, who like to mark her poems out of ten. She used to write for adults, but decided she much preferred writing poetry for children, after her debut poem was published online with The Dirigible Balloon in 2021. Since then, several others have appeared on various balloon flights, and she has had poems published in The Caterpillar Magazine, Paperbound Magazine, The Toy Press and Little Thoughts Press. You can find her as Val Poet on Instagram and @dragontripper Val Poet on Twitter.