My contribution for this week’s challenge…
Last April we took a hot air balloon ride
to find out if winds were slight enough
to allow the ride to go ahead.
I have never seen Melbourne streets as silent
as this one was at that hour.
Even though there around twenty passengers,
conversations were conducted in
subdued tones so as not to break the silence
of the early hour.
At lift off, there was only the roar of the gas flame
to break the silence of the crisp April morning.
Even this Qantas 747 could not break the silence…
as we flew over Melbourne at dawn…
flaming gas breaking the silence.