The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children


Listen to Lisa read her poem ...
Why does the river meander?
And where is it trying to go?
Is twisting and turning a sign that it’s lost
or simply a way to go slow?

When will it reach what it’s seeking?
What might it use as a guide?
Why does the river meander?
Who knows! I’m along for the ride.

About the Writer

Lisa Varchol Perron

Lisa Varchol Perron writes children's poetry, picture books, and middle-grade novels. Past and forthcoming publications include The Caterpillar, Highlights Hello, High Five, The School Magazine and children's poetry anthologies. She was a finalist in the 2021 Madness! Poetry tournament for children's poets, and her debut picture book is scheduled for spring of 2023. Lisa lives with her family just outside of Boston, Massachusetts.