The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

The Sun

The sun is a fisherman
casting its rays
into the cool dark depths
of the earth

coaxing each seed to
nibble its slow way
up, up, up
and break the

and then, with a

releasing its catches
to bob
in green seas.

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.