August 19, 2009

~The Mighty Cloud

"The Might of an Ephemeral Cloud "

Standing on a hill’s summit
In high summer’s heat
All colours below seem flattened to a pastel palette
Faded and deadened by searing sunlight.
But it takes just the passing of a cloud
For village colours to waken and blossom,
Trees to stretch and breathe,
Rivers and hollows, mounds and forests
To leap into a life of abundant greens
Refreshed by the cloud’s shadow
Which is sliding down golden fields
Vaulting over tangled hedgerows
Chasing flocks and herds and boys on bicycles.
Nature’s dimmer-switch – the cloud -
Turns down the glare, the heat
And as its shadow runs and rises, soars and clusters
It caresses the earth’s miraculous face
And I see the might a cloud possesses."


  1. beautiful picture of the clouds!! appreciating the creator of those clouds, and wishing you an awesome day!


  2. Hi Sharon,

    I could feel the soothing coolness of a clouds relief from summer sizzle in that poem. The photo is beautiful and reminds to appreciate the fleeting gifts from heaven.

    Thank you for your visit. Hope you summer has been filled with magic and wonder.

    Cheers! =D

  3. This is so beautiful..I m a cloud watcher so really appreciate this posting... Thanks for sharing.


  4. Praise to our creator! Without the clouds we would never appreciate the sun! And vice versa! Our world is truly wonderous!
    Have a great time with mom Sharon. Mom's are God's gifts too!

  5. What a beautiful post. Thank you so much for visiting my little blog and your kind words concerning it. I've been trying to get a collection of my writing over the years published but to no avail. I guess I haven't hooked up with the right people or person yet. Thanks again,

  6. Dear Sharon ~~ Wonderful photo and poem, thanks for sharing.

    Thank you so much for your kind words about my fall. I am quite
    OK and feel pretty silly and glad I had my pendant on, as I do most of the time these days.

    I am glad you enjoyed the post as well as your sympathy, my friend.
    Love and Hugs, Merle.