The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Jack O’Lanterns

We grin to greet
excited feet.
We wink to show
our inner glow.
We guard the way
this darkling day
and light the streets
for tricks and treats.

About the Writer

Robin Sobel Larin

Robin grew up in the Laurentians of Quebec and still feels called by nature in her writing. She writes for both children and adults, has been published in both genres, and runs her own freelance editing business at She now lives in Ontario, Canada, with several feline assistants and more books than she can count.