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FANTAISIES DECORATIVES: 2. LES BALLOONS, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Against these turbid turquoise skies
Last Line: With the rubies of the lime.
Alternate Author Name(s): Finga, O'flahertie Wills
Subject(s): Balloons


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.





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