The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children


Listen to this lovely poem by Carmen ...
I told Mum: “I gotta go
To Oregon and Idaho,
Then I’ll hike down to Wyoming,
Or to Quebec, or to Beijing.
And then, from up the Himalayas
(Once I’ve climbed the Everest),
I’ll go straight to Ushuaia,
But I’ll go North by Northwest.
Then, layover in Mumbai
On my way to Shangri-La,
Then to Greenland and Hawaii,
And Cape Canaveral, Florida.
I’ll be there right around high noon,
So I might as well jump on the Apollo
And go to the Moon.
And Mum said "All right then,
Just make sure you’re back home by 10!”

About the Writer

Carmen Tiderle

Carmen is poet in chief at Funny Rhymes for Funky Times Inc., a copywriter and also Dora and Roman’s mother. She lives in Bucharest but she wrote her many poetry books for children (in Romanian) while travelling to the township of Joyville and the West Pole: Turvy-Topsy, funky rhymes for funny times (also in English), The Township of Joyville, West Pole Stories, The Great Outside, Who put pepper in the sea?, Selfie with the elves, The Glue Factory … poems translated by Victor Ghiga.