The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Robin Redbreast

A winter's guest, a welcome sight,
He visits in the garden's blight.
A ruby chest and pleasant call,
He cheers our spirits, one and all.
A leafy knoll or watering can,
A cosy nook or cooking pan,
He builds his nest to hold and hide,
Then settles comfortably inside.

About the Writer

Nannie Shakespeare

Nannie (AKA Gillian Winn) is a semi-retired ex-nurse who has used her spare time to embrace creative writing including poetry. She enjoys featuring the natural world and animals in her work and is keen to raise awareness of social and climate issues. The sobriquet 'Nannie Shakespeare' was invented by Gill's grand daughter.