Monday, April 11, 2011

Balloon Launching

The day dawned bright on this fine spring day. The air was crisp and invigorating. Off in the distance was the reason for gathering – Balloon Launching. After years of annually attending this event I’m still amazed that these delicate objects don’t combust. As the balloons were filled the dust nearby was stirred. Soon the glamorous colorful objects inflated completely and set about to launch. The seams on each one stretch taunt, almost as though they will burst. The ecstatic occupants of the baskets lean over the edge waving. On the ground we stand and bounce around excited to be part of this day.

© Lisa N. ~ 4/11/11

Challenge from

The rules are you must use at least 8 of the 10 words as they are given, you may write yours in prose or any form of poetry... SPRING, AIR, BALLOON, COMBUST, DUST, GLAMOROUS, INFLATED, BURST, WAVING, BOUNCE...


  1. Very nice description. I also enjoyed your Inside Outside poem. I found you through the A to Z challenge and I look forward to reading more from you.

  2. Great job on using the words. You are very talented and I think you could easily write a novel :)

  3. Very nice way to create a poem Lisa. I love the exercises you ponder on, and I am happy to see you are enjoying this beautiful Spring day. Happy Creations!

  4. Awe Lisa, you wonderful beauty !
    Thank you for joining in and giving us a fun ride !
    Well done !!!
    (thanks for the plug too !)
    You ROCK !!!