The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Winter Fairies

Listen to Moe's poem ... performed by Namakula Nasejje Musoke
Outside my window, a howling wind grows near
Wild Storm Fairies are dancing through the atmosphere
Frosting the mountain forest, freezing the deep lake,
pulling cold on their sleds, leaving winter in their wake
Fairies make a fury of the elements they rule
flying from the frozen north, using star dust for their fuel
Above, the winter skies are ablaze with northern lights,
a cosmic show of color, created by the sprites
They laugh and chase each other through the icy air,
with bright scarlet cheeks and snowflakes in their hair
A blizzard is their breakfast, a hailstorm late-day tea
Fairies whistle up a wind that freezes every tree
One morning without warning, the imps stop in their tracks
On this day the Star of Dawn feels warm upon their backs
Once again, the Earth has turned her face up to the Sun,
robins sing out to Fairies, ‘Your winter work is done!

Moe's poem first appeared in The Caterpillar Magazine

About the Writer

Moe Phillips

Moe is a poet, writer and filmmaker. Recipient of a Gold Clio in 2019, for her work with Disney, she has been published in over twenty anthologies for children and adults. She is a regular contributor to Bella Grace Magazine. Moe has created short films for award winning poets - Naomi Shihab Nye, Rebecca Kai Dotlich and Georgia Heard. Her latest creation is “The Feisty Beast” an audio content series she pens and produces.