mumberly jumberly

Hello, amazing poets! WhimsyGizmo here, and it’s my personal favorite day, Quadrille Monday! Today, I want us to drift about our poems using the word balloon.

Pen us a poem that’s full of hot air. Helium up something funny, or sad, or whimsical. Noun, verb, adjective, or a compound word like balloonman – the sky’s the limit. Just make sure it’s exactly 44 words long (not including the title), and contains some form of the word balloon.

a balloon(y) buffoon

came prancing one noon

lighted by silvery fish

his hands they were beaks

with three legs carved from squeaks

on his head was a porcelain dish

filled with diamonds and gold

and some green fluffy mold

hypothetical brain that was his


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50 thoughts on “mumberly jumberly

  1. Singledust says:

    filled with diamonds and gold and some green fluffy mold – this was lovely in contradiction. Like bringing thoughts back to earth out of the lofty clouds. I giggled trying to picture this creature from your words, delightful piece Paul!

  2. Glenn Buttkus says:

    You had me seeing the Jabberwocky, and smiling at every line of your soaring fun ride, non sensing the hell out of those 44 floaty words.

  3. jillys2016 says:

    Your word play is peachy keen, Paul! And the rhythm…. leads to beleive you are a drummer… oh, wait…. hahaha! (I have a series of similar rhymes having grown up on the nursery types. Gets me thinking I need to revisit the style, too! Thank you!)

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