The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

The Dog Star

There’s a dog in space! Am I delirious?
No! Its eye is a star they call Sirius;
The brightest by far,
it’s a binary star—
with its unseen companion, mysterious!

The companion is known as “the pup.”
Do you think that I just made that up?
That white dwarf is as small
as a puppy’s toy ball.
If you ask, “Is that true?” I’d say, “Yup!”

About the Writer


Martin J Elster

Martin is a poet ...