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Clouds of Day

Updated on September 30, 2014

By: Wayne Brown


Wisps of water vapor traced upon the sky

Swirling translucence slowly parading by

Barely perceptible in their layers thin

Forming, diminishing; reshaping once again



Pillows of stark white puffiness in the sky

Billowing smoke-like figures passing by

Hanging static in place casting shadows down

Slowly dissipating; disappearing without sound



Brewing pots of moisture cooking in the sky

Ever darkening as they come tumbling by

Surging toward the heavens in towering form

The makings of a summer afternoon thunderstorm



Blocking out the blue as they crowd across the sky

Casting out the sunlight and they quickly multiply

Wrapping up the world in fluffy layered white

Then slowly dissipating and letting in the light



Shapes of every type and form painted in the sky

Prodding our imagination as they go drifting by

Transforming with the rising thermals of the day

Like angels riding on the wind headed on their way



Casting pink and orange as the sun departs the sky

Highlighting the sight of rainbows arching on high

Bringing the precious moisture to the dry earth

Fluid of life and its ever-constant rebirth


Signaling the mystery in day’s coming sky

Troubles, romance, heartbreak, drawing nigh

Life can have its clouds just as in the blue

Bringing smiles or sadness to both me and you

©Copyright WBrown2010. All Rights Reserved


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      Truckstop Sally 6 years ago

      Yes, you ARE good! You could have been called worse!! Like the writer of how to's. Ha! What is the saying - "You can please all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot please all the people all the time." Ha!

      I take my kids out several times a year - lie in the grass on our backs and look up at the clouds imagining shapes/pictures/messages. Nothing like being a kid (or a teacher). Ha!

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      Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas

      @Truckstop Sally...Aren't I good? LOL! Oh, and I just found out from one of the libs who reads my political rants that I am not only a "racist" but also a "John Bircher"...Wow! How much recognition can one man stand? Anyway, glad you liked this one. Clouds are fascinating even when you are right up there with them, they still grab your attention. We have drizzling rain here in the Metroplex this AM...maybe some will get down your way! WB

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      Truckstop Sally 6 years ago

      Ya know, I gotta find a WB to wind down at the end of the day! And this one is perfect! I have always been fascinated by the weather and clouds. Love the line: Like angels riding on the wind headed on their way

      The music and pictures are both exciting and calming. I think clouds are a universal symbol of magic and wonder. Everyone looks for images in the clouds. Like you say: Forming, diminishing; reshaping once again

      Of course, I wish we would have some rain clouds in H-town soon!

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      Wayne Brown 7 years ago from Texas

      @SilverGenes...Left over from my old days as a flyer with the Air Force...we looked upon the atmosphere is brewing cauldron of sorts. Glad you liked it...I was actually afraid it might be too harsh for the rest of the feel of the poem...but that's how much I know! LOL! WB

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      SilverGenes 7 years ago

      "Clouds...Brewing pots of moisture cooking in the sky" Wayne, I loved all of it but this line will be with me a long time - it's perfection. Loved the video, too :)

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      Wayne Brown 7 years ago from Texas

      @kathryn1000...Thank you...I really had to run a lot of clouds through my imagination to get there. Glad to know that it worked out and I am so glad you enjoyed it. WB

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      kathryn1000 7 years ago from London

      Really breathtaking combination of words and images.

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      Wayne Brown 7 years ago from Texas

      @Amy Becherer... As I joked a few weeks back, I have written about everything but the kitchen sink, so a poem about it! LOL! Then eovery challenged me to write one about a I did. It was just natural that the clouds would get covered sooner or later! Thanks for the good words. I lost the Marlboro's while still in the cockpit with the Air Force...a few moons back. Now its Chardonnay, Brandy, and an occasional good cigar to cover my vices! LOL! Thanks for the great comments, Amy! WB

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      Amy Becherer 7 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      I can just picture you on a beautiful horse, cowboy hat on, of course. You remind me of the Marlboro man without the marlboro. The cig was the least attractive feature of that famous cowboy so it's all good. The cowboy image is always a man on his horse in the wilderness. Your writing is beautifully, graphically appreciative of nature. Thank you, Wayne Brown.

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      Wayne Brown 7 years ago from Texas

      @Shasha'sOnHubShell... T.H.A.N.K. Y.O.U.! WB

      @CheyenneAutumn...Glad I could get a smile today...WB

      @Nyah-Leese..Thank you. I enjoy writing this one and coming up with the different approaches to clouds. WB

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      Nyah-Leese 7 years ago from London & Birmingham - UK

      aw beautiful! the picture is also stunning.

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      CheyenneAutumn 7 years ago

      Again you make me smile - I will be thinking of this as I am out and about and seeing the clouds! Great post!

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      Sasha'sOnHubShell 7 years ago from Florida