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Les Ballons

"Against these turbid turquoise skies

The light and luminous balloons

Dip and drift like satin moons,

Drift like silken butterflies;

 

Reel with every windy gust,

Rise and reel like dancing girls,

Float like strange transparent pearls,

Fall and float like silver dust.

 

Now to the low leaves they cling,

Each with coy fantastic pose,

Each a petal of a rose

Straining at a gossamer string.

 

Then to the tall trees they climb,

Like thin globes of amethyst,

Wandering opals keeping tryst

With the rubies of the lime." - Les Ballons by Oscar Wilde

 

For Project Soul Pancake Week # 16: Memorize A Poem

 

At first I was going to try and memorize a Shel Silverstein poem but then I figured that those are so short that it would be too easy. As soon as I read Les Ballons by Oscar Wilde I had this vision in my head and I wanted to see if I could memorize it for the project.

 

It was tough to memorize because of the wording but each day I would take a few lines and repeat them to myself while running, it gave me something to think about and by last night I had the whole thing down. I waited until after midnight to trek out and take some photos, it was nice to be alone in the dark but slightly freaky.

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Taken on May 21, 2011