Cloud Poetry

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

Lenticularis over Skarsvåg, Nordkapp, Finnmark, Norway.

From a small ship in Antarctic waters

Annie Dillard, Member 46,119 sent us an anecdote of an encounter from a small ship in Antarctic waters. We’ve paired it with an image from “Cloudface 88” of Lenticularis over Skarsvåg, Nordkapp, Finnmark, Norway “Over a long life I’ve learned that the meaning of this sight is a handy thing to know. From a small […]
A spine-like contrail over Chester, England.

From Lou Piccolo

Lou Piccolo enjoys reading poetry and recently submitted this Haiku inspired by the sky. We’ve paired it with an image from our Photo Gallery of a spine-like contrail over Chester, England by Michael Hearne. Clouds embroidering white criss-cross stitches on a bright summer-blue sky.
A fair weather cloud day over Valentia Island in the south west of Ireland.

Home Turf by Melanie McDowell

Melanie McDowell, Member 58,909 is thoroughly enjoying her membership of the Cloud Appreciation Society.  She told us “I am a poet and a lot of my poetry takes inspiration from the ever changing West of Ireland skies.  I also love reading others’ poetry, both contemporary and classic.  During Covid, I began the practice of choosing a […]
Faces in the clouds over the Hamble river, England.

The Old, Old Man

Buckshot Dot, AKA Dee Strickland Johnson, wrote this poem in 1940 when she was 9 years old.  The image we’ve chose to accompany it is by Linda Holtby, Member 20,966, of faces in the clouds over the Hamble river, England. THE OLD OLD MAN His beard is so long it touches his toes.If I were […]
Cumulonimbus over Bosse, Belgium

“Layers”

Bonnie Boothroyd was driving and when she came over the crest of a hill and before her was a fascinating skyscape which inspired this poem.  We’ve paired it with an image from our gallery of Cumulonimbus over Bosse, Belgium © Sunwalker Layers The sky overhead hangs low,   leaden threatening my mood In the distance though, […]

Maine Fog

Kathleen Janick, member 49,856, recently wrote this poem inspired by fog on the coast of Maine, USA

“Sky Pebbles” by Ric Johnson

Ric Johnson wrote this poem after walking alongside the River Weaver in Cheshire, UK and was inspired by the clouds that appeared overhead. You can see more of his work on his website. SKY PEBBLES Tight knit, these pebblesAlthough not knitted at allIf our brains were in place. Magically magicalBut truly, touchingly magicalThough impossible to […]
A mixed sky over the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia.

THE SKY WITHOUT CLOUDS

Buckshot Dot, AKA Dee Strickland Johnson, sent us this poem reflecting on sky.  We’ve paired it with this mixed sky over the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia by Ebony Willson, Member 53,124 The Sky Without Clouds A day without clouds is the sky at its least.We had one here just recently.Be they piles, or wisps, or […]
A joyful cirrus face over Tucson, Arizona, US.

Keshet Amalia Wistenberg

Keshet Amalia Wistenberg recently sent us this poem to share with the CAS community. We’ve paired it with an image from our Photo Gallery by Ernesto Astiazaran of a joyful cirrus face over Tucson, Arizona, US. Vantage Point Fribbling, trotting,In circles abounding,Our smidgens of formsSo dear, yet so far. We click and we squabble,Enwrangled, surrounding,By […]