“Oh to be up in a balloon” | Original Writings by Catherine Shumaker Brinson

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN UP IN A HOT AIR BALLOON?

I haven’t, and I don’t think Catherine ever was up in one either. But I know she loved them, and went to at least one balloon festival, where she watched the colorful balloons from below as they floated in the sky above her.

“Oh, to be up in a balloon” is one of the poems that Catherine included in this self-made book:

Original Writings by Catherine Shumaker Brinson front cover

In the book are many poems that she wrote, mostly during the 1990s, inspired by life events or whatever she happened to be doing at the moment. They’re divided into categories; Whimsy, Canticles of Praise, Family, Nature, and Unfinished Symphony.

As you know, I’m committed to publishing the materials that my mother, Catherine Shumaker Brinson wrote, researched, and gathered that relate to our genealogy.

Her entire book, Original Writings by Catherine Shumaker Brinson, is now available on Amazon! You can read it on Kindle, or have your very own print copy for your and your family’s enjoyment and for posterity. Here are the links:

Paperback Kindle

I’ll also be publishing all her other genealogy research so that you can have it for your own family records.

So if you’re not already signed up for my Genealogy list, be sure and do that now! Here’s the link: https://www.subscribepage.com/g0c4a7

Here is “Oh, to be up in a balloon”, a poem in Catherine’s book, from the Unfinished Symphony category.

Oh, to be up in a balloon

Oh, to be up in a balloon
Above the green, green earth!

Oh, to be up in a balloon
above the grass and trees.
Oh, to be up in a balloon
and feel the quiet and the breeze!

Oh, to float on butterfly wings,
Quiet and soft with bright colorings.
Oh, to feel the freedom there
With nothing around but soft quiet air!

Oh, to hear the roar of the burner’s blast
As the heated air makes us rise so fast
And then again the quiet, quiet go
As we watch the clouds above and the earth below.

Oh, to be up in a balloon
Along with the clouds and crisp air.
Oh, to be up in a balloon
And look down on the earth so fair!

Catherine Shumaker Brinson

“Oh to be up in a balloon” | Original Writings by Catherine Shumaker Brinson

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