The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children


My best mate is a snowman,
we have a whale of a time.

We run around the fields
having snowball fights.

We climb to massive hilltops
to go for quick sleigh rides,

we dance and laugh and giggle
singing Silent Night.

My best mate is a snowman,
he’s my partner in crime,

we do the things we want to do
while we have the time.

About the Writer

Carl Burkitt

Carl likes telling tales. He tells long tales, short tales, silly tales, sad tales. He tells them online, behind a mic, in books, in schools, and on the sofa with his young family. His debut kids’ collection, Elephants Sleep in Bunk Beds, was published by Beir Bua in 2021.