about ballooning is one of 62 poems included in the book Till
the Dreaming's Done: "Poems Crafted for Thinking People" .
BEAUTIFUL BALLOON EXPERIENCE
by Andy Harley
In the magic of the morning,
Looking around the large launch
Arrays of hot-air balloons inflate,
And their colors are gradually
Lifting off in the wicker gondola,
I start my heavenward ascension.
he idyllic landscape soon stretches
To a stupendous dimension;
There is so much pristine scenery -
The rolling hills are dotted with
As the earth seems to slowly rotate
I take in outdoor designs.
The rejuvenating air is amazingly
Soaring now over some hayfields and
As I decline back towards the ground
I let my balloon dip to kiss the
Oh, what a time this has been;
My Feelings are in complete
It's just one thing that cannot be
By any mere transient emotion.