The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

The Wockerns

Listen to Fi read her poem ...
Hear the wockerns’ wildsome wails!

With fire-lit eyes and thrashing tails
(which dance in eerie synchrony),
they take their footsteps silently.

So, when their wails cannot be heard,
hold your breath! Do not be stirred
to think you’re safe, ‘cause if you do…

a wockern might creep up on you!

About the Writer

Fi Calvert

Fi is a primary school teacher by day and a poet by night. She had two poems commended in the YorkMix Poems for Children Competition 2021 and has had a poem about a tardigrade published in The Caterpillar. She loves to write poetry for children in the hope they might relate, laugh or both. Her favourite poems to write are inspired by funny or grumpy things her children say.