Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE TOY BALLOONS, by EDNA BECKER



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THE TOY BALLOONS, by            
First Line: The mirrored dining room was filled
Last Line: And held by boards and plastering!
Subject(s): Balloons


The mirrored dining room was filled
With many tables nicely laid,
And to the chairs were tied bright toy
Balloons -- a host of them that spilled
A scattered rainbow as they swayed
And bubbled upward light as joy.

All through the meal we diners toyed
With them, and afterward when we
Were leaving, quite by chance I turned
And saw a few left undestroyed
Still tugging at their moorings three
Unleashed against the ceiling burned.

And, as I looked, I felt a vast
Compassion for those three there high,
All eager for a chance to fling
Their radiance, set free at last,
Unstintedly into the sky --
And held by boards and plastering!





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