Cloud Poetry

Why not send us your own cloud poetry? Remember to include your full name and where you live.

From Guo Wei

Guo Wei, Member 57,319, wrote this poem after seeing Circumzenithal Arc when leaving home one morning.  The image shared here was taken on a walk in Beichen Mountain, Xiamen, China 《解构与重组——环天顶弧之歌》 每一天我站在原地万事万物流过我以气息、话语、文字咀嚼的质地或只是纯粹明暗的光线渐变的波长、频谱穿透我用一切确定与不确定性,将我扭转、分散、符号化 风把我的碎片卷曲、打包投向高空的尘埃和冰晶,以及大气中无法自证其存在的颗粒于是我习惯性在清早眺望太阳凝望的方向终见天空微笑 © Guo Wei

Cirrus uncinus

Sherman Schapiro (Member 56,083) of Eureka, CA, USA wrote this Haiku after seeing the Cloud-a-Day of 14th August 2022. We’ve accompanied it with the image used in that Cloud-a-Day which was taken by Celia Quinn (member 53,053) and shows Cirrus uncinus clouds over Mount Pinos in the Transverse Ranges, South California, US Cirrus uncinus Those […]


Ric Johnson has written “Cloudship, Spaceship”, a poem based on this photograph he took which was obviously a flying saucer disguised as a cloud! CLOUDSHIP, SPACESHIP Oh, gorgeous saucerCruising, skirtingClouded skies. Slim saucer surveyingA cloudship sweepingIn trim exercise. Cloudship as spaceshipSkims on patrolPerhaps us they despise. Camouflaged spaceshipCunning as cloudAnd quietly spies. Marauding she gleamsA […]

From Kate Edge

Kate Edge, Member 30,633, wrote this piece whilst busily working on new cloud paintings for an upcoming exhibition in Tenby, UK next year.  We’ve accompanied her text with one of her previous paintings, “Foel Drygarn” We bring peace to you now and forever more. We are the motion of love resplendent. Our journey is to […]
A sunset with crepuscular rays over Hickory, North Carolina, US.

From Sara Austin Bailey

Sara Austin Bailey, member 50,249 sent us this cloud-inspired poem from her home in North Carolina.

The Clouds of Life by Rachel Jacobs

Rachel Jacobs, Member 55,934 wrote told us she “created a poem for the firmly-minded purpose of the well-being of the clouds”.  We hope you enjoy it as much as we did. The Clouds of Life A round of life, and that of death Who beckons those away. Who steals the knife, who steals the breath […]

Parhelia (“Sun Dog”)

Kathleen Janick, member 49,856, recently wrote this poem inspired by the photograph above which was taken one morning in November off the coast of Maine.

A Date In Spring

This poem was written after opening an email from the Cloud Appreciation Society by Sun-Hee Yang (Member 47,842), a poet based in South Korea

“The Kiss” by Ric Johnson

Ric Johnson, a poet from Liverpool, took this photograph and wrote a limerick about it whilst travelling North on the M6, somewhere in the Midlands, UK.  This particular kiss only lasted for a very short time before dissolving. The Kiss You may think this is just hit and miss When two clouds have a moment […]