Bluebell SSS Prompt No. 1 ~ Up & Away


It is the perfect gift
Rising up into the sky
Suspended above the earth
The travellers soak up the atmosphere
At one with the elements of
Earth , wind and fire
As they float over the countryside
Weightless … soundless …
Adjust the blindfold
Prepare for the surprise of a lifetime
And a few minutes later
As gravity beckons
The slow descent to terra firma
Carefully , remove the blindfold
A perfect aerial view
Where row upon row
Of her beloved grade threes
Stand erect , in perfect harmony
To offer the ultimate gift
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  1. andy mcdonald on May 14, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    A nice romantic tale of propsal written with true creativity.

    • mish on May 14, 2011 at 9:36 pm

      It just seemed like the perfect opportunity to create a romantic proposal with a difference …

  2. Lyn on May 14, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    This is terrific…lovely and so romantic!  Who wouldn't want such a trip!!

    • mish on May 14, 2011 at 9:39 pm

      It’s like a win-win scenario , a trip plus an unexpected proposal … *sighs* what more could a girl ask for ?

  3. Jingle on May 14, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    Oh, this is awesome, I am glad to see you write a poem as well.
    what a thoughtful ride in your words.
    you rocked on this.

    • mish on May 14, 2011 at 9:41 pm

      I haven’t written any poetry in a long long time ~ I will try to write more from now on …
      Thanks for giving my poem the thumbs up !

  4. thingy on May 14, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    Aaw, what a cool ending. (or happy beginning) Terrific!

    • mish on May 14, 2011 at 10:46 pm

      Thanks so much … probably a little of both …

  5. Bodhirose on May 15, 2011 at 12:26 am

    So sweet, Mish.  I think that there have been some proposals on hot air balloons.  They seem to have a real feeling of romance about them.  Really like your poem on the prompt.

    • mish on May 15, 2011 at 7:31 am

      Thanks Bodhirose ~ I think that a hot air balloon goes hand-in-hand with romance and surprises …

  6. RoughWaterJohn on May 15, 2011 at 1:37 am

    Nicely done!

    • mish on May 15, 2011 at 7:32 am

      Thank you for visiting my blog !

  7. Butterflies of time on May 15, 2011 at 4:49 am

    Lovely ride and the ending was so romantic!

    • mish on May 15, 2011 at 7:35 am

      The romantic gift at the end just added a nice finishing touch . Thank you for commenting .

  8. trisha on May 15, 2011 at 10:13 am

    its beautiful mish. your poem made me long for a balloon ride too, i sure will love to do it atleast once in life.

    • mish on May 15, 2011 at 11:26 am

      Thank you Trisha ~ I’m sure it is a never-to-be-forgotten experience … I agree that it should be done at least once in a life time .

  9. Mindlovemisery on May 17, 2011 at 8:53 am

    So romantic and endearing

    • mish on May 17, 2011 at 12:54 pm

      Welcome to my blog and thanks for the kind words .

  10. Seabell on May 19, 2011 at 8:01 am

    A neighbour? How exciting! And a really good romance and adventure poem!

    • mish on May 19, 2011 at 11:34 am

      Thanks for visiting my blog Seabell ! I’m happy to meet you to ! Thanks for the positive comments .

  11. Umesh Rao on May 20, 2011 at 3:38 am

    A very creative and romantic poem ! ! Very nice 🙂

    • mish on May 21, 2011 at 11:36 am

      Thanks for the comment , Umesh ! 🙂

  12. Veronica DiMarco on May 21, 2011 at 3:10 am

    wow…! I'd love to be proposed like that!!! nicely done!

    • mish on May 21, 2011 at 11:05 am

      Thanks Veronica ~ and welcome to my blog ! I would imagine it’s THE ultimate proposal … like a fairytale …

  13. leah on May 21, 2011 at 3:13 am

    Ro- Man-Tic , was not expecting that.

    • mish on May 21, 2011 at 11:10 am

      Welcome to my blog , Leah ! I’m glad that you were caught unawares at the end … thanks for popping in 🙂

  14. Kay Salady on May 21, 2011 at 7:51 am

    Thrilling and very romantic. Thank you!

    • mish on May 21, 2011 at 11:16 am

      Thanks for the visit Kay ! I agree that such a proposal would be a thrilling experience !

  15. bluebell books on May 26, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    In general, we write a poem, find an image to illustrate or reflect our work, Now, let’s go reverse, we provide you an image,
    Invite you to contribute a poem or a short story based on the image you see,
    Be creative,
    Have fun!
    Hope to see you in…
    Bluebell Books!
    appreciate your support on week 1, well done.  you rock.

  16. Grå Sky on September 27, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    Awww… how romantic Mish 🙂 Cute poem

    • mish on September 29, 2011 at 2:55 pm

      Thank you for popping in and leaving a comment ! 🙂

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