The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

A Star, You Are

Do not question
your worth
on Earth.


you are
the stuff
of stars.

You are bright.
You are

You are

About the Writer

Charles Ghigna

Charles Ghigna (Father Goose®) is the author of books from Disney, Random House, Red Comet, Scholastic, Simon & Schuster, Time, Inc., and dozens of poems that appear in anthologies, textbooks, newspapers and magazines ranging from Harper’s and The New Yorker to Highlights and Cricket magazines. He served as poet-in-residence at the Alabama School of Fine Arts, instructor of creative writing at Samford University, poetry editor of English Journal for the National Council of Teachers of English, and as a nationally syndicated feature writer for Tribune Media Services. Ghigna has read his poems at The Library of Congress, The John F. Kennedy Center, American Library in Paris, American School in Paris, the International Schools of South America, and at schools, conferences, libraries, and literary events throughout the U.S. and overseas.