The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

The Poem Gardener

She dropped a sentence into soil
and watered it with care
Then off she went to make some lunch
Into a book she’d stare

The sun came out and coaxed those words
Into a paragraph
soon a sound proceeded forth
she knew she heard a laugh

A funny poem had quickly formed
It entertained the ground
laughter watered newborn blooms
soon many did abound

At season’s end, a book had grown
poems so rich and rare
she harvested and shared them all
with children everywhere!

About the Writer

Linda Trott Dickman

Linda Trott Dickman is an award winning poet, author of four chapbooks. Her work has been featured in anthologies locally and internationally in print and online. She is the coordinator of poetry for the Northport Arts Coalition. Linda works with poets of all ages, at the Walt Whitman Birthplace Association, local museums, and leads a poetry workshop at Samantha’s Li’l Bit O’ Heaven coffee house. Her great joy is working with children. Linda is from Long Island, NY, USA.