My poem “Moss” on a fun poetry website!

Don’t you love moss? When I’m on a trail walk, surrounded by lots of moss, it just makes me happy. I’m going to focus on that today instead of the storm-related stresses that have dominated the week here on Cape Cod!

 There is a delightful website all about children’s poetry; it’s based in England and called “Dirigible Balloon.” It’s a fun source of poetry for kids, parents, and teachers, with no advertising or other clutter… just poems that are fun, funny, meditative, lyrical, and more!

A mossy photo I took in Ireland!

My poem “Moss” is now up on Dirigible Balloon. This one’s for you, all my fellow moss fans!

On Fridays, I love taking part in Poetry Friday when I can, where writers share resources about children’s poetry. This week, Linda hosts the Poetry Friday Roundup today at her blog TeacherDance. Check out the celebration of poetry there today!



  1. Linda Mitchell says:

    Love it! I just recently heard about that website. I love how poems are displayed. I snagged “Moss” to share with my middle school students. It’s wonderful. Thank you! I’m glad moss makes you happy. There are things in nature that just make me happy too. Sticks, I love sticks. They make me happy.

  2. lindabaie says:

    Deep in the shady woods in the mountains, one can find that lucious moss you wrote about, Mary, but down here on the flat, maybe a little, also in shade & needing to be watered! I read a few other poems on the site, by poets I’ve met at Highlights. They are all fun!

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