HOT AIR BALLOONS - An Acrostic Sonnet




H OT AIR BALLOONS  Unique form of transport

O VER  two hundred and thirty years old

T HE  principle is simple because hot  


A IR  is lighter than cold air -  hence Lift Off !

I  LOVE  the silence - serenity - I

R EALISE  how a bird must feel - there' no


B UZZING  propellers - noisy jet engine

A CREATURE  floating through space - awesome ! 

L OVE  the freedom and gliding feels the same

L ET US HONOUR  Stephen Montgolfier

O NE  of the brothers who developed the 

O VAL BALLOON  and he made the first flight 

N OBODY else would risk their lives - but he

S URVIVED  and he lived to age - Fifty Four !


Thanks for visiting - comments welcome - love BRIAN 


If you've never flown in a hot air balloon - try it before

it's too late - it's quite safe !  Airships of course operate

on the same principle but use lighter than air gasses -

hydrogen and helium  instead of hot air. Helium is more      

expensive but it is non-flammable !  Safety rules - OK ! 

  • Author: BRIANSODES (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: July 14th, 2017 02:37
  • Category: Reflection
  • Views: 42


  • Michael Edwards

    I've been up and this poem reminds me of a great experience.


      Thanks MICHAEL ~ Please it revived good vibes ~ did you like the Painting - boardering on the abstract ? BRIAN

      • Michael Edwards

        Yes - great painting with good use of complementary colours.

      • ShannonXx

        Love the theme of this! Great write

        • BRIAN & ANGELA

          Thanks SHANNON - have you ever been UP in a Balloon ? Better than a cold shower on a hot day !
          HUGS ~ BRIAN XX

          • ShannonXx

            No I haven't actually

          • orchidee

            A fine write B. Let's save gas and use the hot air of........ [insert names of who you will]! lol.

            • BRIAN & ANGELA

              Well ANDY - I guess TRUMP could use one ~ fill it and call it TWEETIE PIE - BRIAN

            • Christina8

              Great acrostic on hot air balloons! I am too chicken to to go on a hot air balloon ride but I do appreciate a good write nonetheless. Great job! Hot air hugs-Christina

            • Adri

              Oh your poem had such fun energy! I felt the excitement. Made me want to go on a hot air ballon ride at that moment!!!! Great poem Brian!

            • malubotelho

              Beautiful poem and picture. I never
              had the opportunity to go on a trip like this but I think would be fun. Thanks for sharing.

            • Goldfinch60

              Good write. We see many hot air balloons around our way and the town used to have a hot air balloon festival. I have many picture of them but have never been up in one. I am quite high enough at 6'1".

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