The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Paint the Sky

write a poem
paint the sky

watch the clouds drift
feel them cry

splash in mud puddles
jump with glee

a spoonful of mud
makes chocolate tea

About the Writer

Cynthia Mackey

Cynthia is a nature school teacher and children’s writer who writes poetry and picture books and volunteers as an editor with Story Studio. She's a member of SCBWI and lives on Vancouver Island. Her blog is called Kid Lit Village and features interviews with children’s authors and illustrators. Her poem, Why Teachers Need Tuna appeared in the Dirigible Balloon and A Recipe for Summer Adventures was published in Little Thoughts Press, Hit the Road Issue, Summer 2022. Cynthia’s debut picture book, IF A BUMBLEBEE LANDS ON YOUR TOE is forthcoming in 2024 with Yeehoo Press.