Five Inspiring Poems about Hot Air Balloons

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To celebrate National Poetry Day, here's a list of our favourite hot air balloon poems.

Be inspired and capture the magic of ballooning on this once-in-a-lifetime experience in the skies.

Hot Air Balloon

I saw a hot air balloon flying over my house:

Most of the time, it was as quiet as a mouse,

But, every so often, its burners suddenly roared,

And higher, up into the sky, it suddenly soared.

Read full ‘Hot Air Balloon’ poem.

By Angela Wybrow

Gentle and Easy the Hot Air Balloon did Float

gentle and easy

luminous clouds, I touch flight.....

exquisite freedom

By Rick Parise

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Dreams of Gold

Sunlight skips across tired waves

like a child skimming pebbles of gold.

A fly away balloon

leaving trails of candy hues

fading into the night

dreaming dreams never told.

By Zeraphear

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Hot Air Balloon

I'm leaving town

I'll be back soon

I'm taking a ride

in a hot air balloon.

The noise is loud

when the burners fire.

The heat takes me up

higher and higher.

I float in the sky.

It's a wonderful thing.

Now I know why

flying birds sing.

By Joy Acey

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I think that I might fly away, in my hot air balloon

And hide from worldly worries on the dark side of the moon;

There's but one thing I need before I float into the blue:

I need a sky companion and I want it to be you.

By Graeme King

Read full 'Balloon' poem.

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