Like balloons, thoughts float,
spiraling up like hope,
like faith, like love.
If you let them.
Copyright 2017 Brenda Davis Harsham
Notes: I’ve been working on a chapbook and drafting twitter pitches for PBPitch, coming June 22 (curious? See Writing Tips). I need my thoughts to rise. This snippet inspired me:
Hands, do what you’re bid:
Bring the balloon of the mind
That bellies and drags in the wind
Into its narrow shed.
— William Butler Yeats, from the Balloon of the Mind, found in Poetry for Young Readers: William Butler Yeats, Sterling Publishing, 2002.