About the poet
Twice-winner of the Carnegie Medal for children’s literature, and one-time runner-up (no author...
Dad is the dancing-man
The laughing-bear, the prickle-chin,
The tickle-fingers, jungle-roars
Bucking Bronco, rocking-horse,
The helicopter roundabout
The beat-the-wind at scream and shout
Climbing Jack, humpty-back.
But sometimes he’s
A Go-away please!
A snorey-snarl, a sprawly slump
A yawny mouth, a sleeping lump,
And I’m a kite without a string
Waiting for Dad to dance again.
from Walking On Air (Hodder Children's Books, 1999) © Berlie Doherty 1993, used by permission of the author
Berlie Doherty Reading from her Poems. (The poems on this tracklist are not currently available to download. You can purchase the full CD via the link below.)