Tuesday, 24 March 2009

The Balloon Man

I saw an angel in the street
with thirty bright balloons.
Dressed in black from head to feet
with multicoloured moons.

His back was bowed beneath the wings
of oily rainbow hue
I thought of many wondrous things
and think he saw them too.

“Do you like balloons?” he said,
There’s one for every fear.
Pick whichever suits your head
and sign your name just here.”

Balloon Demon, watercolour, 10" x 6", for sale: $50.


aims said...

Little balloon thoughts are dancing in my head (or above it).

Leatherdykeuk said...


distracted by shiny objects said...

Fantastic watercolour and the poem. Love the edges to your works.

Leatherdykeuk said...

Thank you kindly. I can never afford edging tape!

BT said...

Wonderful painting Rachel. It may take me a while to catch up on all your days... sighs. I think the line should read 'There's one for every'?

Leatherdykeuk said...

You're right Gina. Well spotted.