Updated: Oct 25, 2021
Take a flight aboard The Dirigible Balloon! The Dirigible Balloon is a new webzine featuring poetry written for children by both new and established poets, launching on August 1st 2021. It is the brainchild of @JonathanHumble with technical support from @TheYorksTimes
In addition, follow and contact Jonathan Humble on Twitter to make sure you don't miss the balloon flight of a lifetime ...
I'll never forget the first imagination-igniting balloon ride I went on in my 70's childhood #WizardofOz ...
So let's go up, up and away in this beautiful Dirigible Balloon with Jonathan and all of the other poets crammed into his magical balloon basket ... (I love a bit of lounge music to send me soaring)
Up Up and Away · The John Schroeder Orchestra...
And always remember: everything starts with a spark! I'm trying to book the next flight on the Dirigible Balloon with this from me ...
From Pac-Man, Oz, the moonwalk, Jaws
To rockets and sliced bread
Once sparks that lit up question marks
Ideas in human heads...
The PS4, X-box, the door
The BMX, the kite
King Kong, Ping Pong and hip hop songs
The book, to read and write
The Pyramids, New York, Madrid
The submarine, the chair
The bed, cheese spread and Barbie’s head
The wheel, the bulb, the square
The swimming pool, the slide, the school
The fizzy pop, the gum
The shoe, kung fu, the flushing loo
The phone, the clock, the drum
The microchip, the paper clip
Cartoons, the ball, the screw
Blue jeans, baked beans and trampolines
The toothbrush, pens, shampoo
The aeroplane, ice-cream, champagne
The world wide web, the fridge
French fries, cat’s eyes and custard pies
The road, the car, the bridge
Wonder what's in your head
Magnify the sparks
Imagine what you will invent
With your own question marks
© Mark Bird