The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Sunset Swinging

Listen to Lisa read her poem ...
I swing till my toes
touch the lavender sky.
I kick and I pump
and I fearlessly fly

over the rooftops,
higher and higher
as day disappears
with a last burst of fire.

About the Writer


Lisa Varchol Perron

Lisa Varchol Perron writes children's poetry, picture books, and middle-grade novels. Past and forthcoming publications include Highlights Hello, The Caterpillar, and The School Magazine. 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.