The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

True Blue

Listen to Lisa's poem ... read by JH
I rise and then fall as I follow the call
of the charming but changeable Moon.
I rock and I roll, sometimes losing control—
when warm, I might feed a typhoon!

I tumble and crash with a powerful splash
as the shore interferes with my motion.
But always, I’m here, and I won’t disappear.
Who am I? Your true blue,
the Ocean!

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.