Balloon Zoom & An Ode

As you might have noticed..I am very into helium balloons:) Video has sound:)
Fullscreen  and 1080 for best viewing:)


An Ode to Helium Balloons

While the music rides on the air’s highway
circling the room with beat and chant,
the subtle, invisible puffs of wind touch your skin
and push you around hypnotically.

You are so sensitive… defying gravity, and yet
there are times you dip down, just because you know how
against logic and currents…
just for a second you pirouette on the breeze,
waist height then rising up to the top, you turn round and round, balancing on the fingertips of the invisible hand on the ceiling that twirls you perfectly in a slow minuet…

Inanimate… gloriously you glide…thrilling the children who follow your moves enthralled and chasing your tail, but letting you freely pass through the room, round and round they begin to spin below you…catching your joyful grace, so contagiously filling the room with movement and light/… Now we all can see the invisible breeze made visible… Now everyone can dance with the wind.

Karima Hoisan
April 22,2022 (Jack’s 13th Birthday)
Costa Rica

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30 Responses to Balloon Zoom & An Ode

  1. love your kitties face and inquisitiveness with the noise that framed your poetry and imagery perfectly Karima! 💖💖

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  2. daleinnis says:

    It’s wonderful how you find poetry, and marvelous things, everywhere.

    I remember playing with helium balloons that were right in that barely-floating state. Magical indeed!

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    • Aww thank you Dale….well poetry IS everywhere..I’m just lucky to realize that and see it around me. Oh yes…when they(balloons) float around eye level and then suddenly a gust lifts them up over your head… How wonderful to be lighter than air…!! Thank you for your wonderful comment…


  3. swadharma9 says:

    ah, my favorite gift & delight also! helium balloons!🤗🎉🎈they make me smile! i love the way the air elementals play with them, sending them mostly on the air current freeways, but with occasional unexpected turns onto the local byways😎❤️thanks for the video of balloon with cat, another favorite👍🏼❤️🙏🏼

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    • This is why we are kindred spirits, J, from the first moment we met:):) I love your description..It is a poem unto itself…and yes those unexpected turns,,those quick zooms high and low…I find so thrilling too.I have a good imagination (as you do too) and feel a thrill as if I am the one cavorting in air..delighting those who love me..and cheer me on:) Ah yes,,, Mylar aluminum has made it possible for gentle kitties to play with balloons hehe..something quite unheard of in the rubber years:):) I adored this comment,,,,Thank you again for leaving it for me🙏🌹🎈

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  4. KK says:

    You are a real poet, Karima! How can you think of writing a poetry on helium balloons? But your imaginative eyes and heart could catch what others cannot. Video with kitties is equally awesome. It’s always a pleasure to read your poems. 😊💐💖🙏

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    • Oh Kaushal…thank you. what a lovely thing to say:) As I said to Dale…Poetry is everywhere and in the little most insignificant things…sometimes we can find the greatest truths and metaphors:) Balloons and kitties can now co-exisit…for awhile anyway…This balloon is 6 weeks old and still flying:):) Loved your comment…!❤️🤗🦋🎈

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  5. Ah, that’s a beautiful way to look at the world. Balloons are so uplifting, and so are your words!

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  6. Navin says:

    Cool video, Karima…lovely lines…you’re very creative…the helium balloons are flying high…how abt a recording in helium voice? 😎…just kidding…keep expressing, my dear friend ✨❤️💫

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    • Hello dear nice to see your comment. Haha I do like your idea of a recording in helium voice…just to prove to everyone that I am Crazy 🤪:):) but you never know, I might try it haha. Glad you enjoyed this light helium flight of fancy… Blessings to you always 🙏

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  7. jonicaggiano says:

    I love this piece and the audio was great too. There is a real beauty to the way a balloon moves around the space it is in, it can not completely be contained. It has a mind of its own. I love the kitty swiping and turning it’s head slightly as if puzzled by the visitor. A lovely way to look at a balloon and how incredibly creative my friend. Sending big hugs and lots of love. Have a week ahead filled with light my friend. Joni xooxoxoxoxo

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    • Oh Joni..I had hoped your inner child would enjoy this new balloon post… and she Did!!
      I recommend to everyone that they bring one home and just see what it adds to their lives… They are little “alien” visitors.. who cavort on the wind… next best thing to fairies:) which are so much harder to find as we get older:) Big Hugs and bless your creative mind too..always.. have a wonderful week ahead…much love and light to you sweet Joni… Karima ❤️🤗🎈🦋

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      • jonicaggiano says:

        Thank you dear Karima. I love the balloons and I loved the sounds you added on the video. You are so thoughtful. The inner child loved it. Thank you for your kindness my friend. Love ❤️ Joni

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  8. Jeff Flesch says:

    How fun this is, Karima. A perfect ode to a balloon. There were also some hints in there for me of how the ballon mirrors our own movement and behavior. How fun! I also enjoyed watching your kitty play with the string. Wishing you a lovely coming week, my dear friend! 🎈🎈❤️🌹🤗🦋

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    • Thank you for pointing me to your great comment, Jeff… Helium Balloons are amazing and have just become part of our eccentric household:) They move from room to room, and when one glides in, you really feel like you are having a visitor stop by:) Hope you are enjoying your week and..soon a restful weekend….❤️🤗🌹🦋🙏


  9. Hoyt says:

    Dear Karima,
    You see poetry and art in everything! Nothing escapes your observant eye. I love following the world through your lens. It opens so much. Thank you!

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