The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children


Autumn apples, rosy cheeks,
Cardinal feathers, cardinal beaks,
Sumac branches, maples leaves—
Red comes harvest-home in sheaves.

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.