Cloud Poetry

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

From Megan Webster

A selection from a series inspired by the US Postal Service ‘Cloudscapes’ stamps (now out of print): Cirrus Radiatus How your name sizzles! Yet they swear your heart is born of windblown ice- but look how your ivory fingers caress the azure; how they reach out to the world like a lover begging her hand. […]

From Michelle Daisley in London, UK:

Oh clouds! You fill the sky at day, Until the wind blows you away. You bring us rain, you bring us snow, You leave us sunshine when you go. (Written about 10 years ago, on the school playing fields)

From Simon Ellis in Hindley, UK

Wandering Lonely The cloud that drifted by on the winter breeze through a dead sky of pale white blue has gone now I remember standing and watching it float by far overhead as it changed shape and form heading for the horizon It was a clear day and I could see forever or at least […]

From Bill Greenwood:

Three Times One Cloud Cotton florets hug the ground, horsetails sweep the upper reaches, and stratus snowdrifts layer the otherwise space between. Leaving land, one Caribbean moment, low curdled forms sail shadows on the silver face of the water. The same time, cumulus manta rays travel the sand floor in aquamarine. This occurs every day […]

From Kim Bugie:

Written in different languages ‘to reflect the changing nature of the sky’: Solaris du Ciel Si: they are real! Uber Kopf, if you will Meme: juste a prove on a pris le pink pill and pause et regard mais on muste faire heed! Peut-etre, le ciel’s Puck nimbus on speed ~~~~~~~~~~~~>>>>>>> Ces Times pour un […]

From Brenda Mckone:

There are clouds oh! so white, There are clouds oh! so grey, They float back and forth As the go on their way. They billow so gently, Or buffet and storm, They come when it’s cold And they come when it’s warm. I can spend many hours Watching clouds going by And wonder why is […]

From Glen Shorts in South Dakota, US:

How Humans Get to Heaven Writing a formula for a cloud is pointless When you think you have it right It vaporizes and mocks your foolishness Exposed and basking in blue light Water is such a common thing for thus It takes a cold day to expose our breath Show us that clouds are spirits […]

From Luke Sivertson in Denver, Colorado, US:

Whirling Dervishes Whirling dervishes Swirling, dipping, diving Around the afternoon sky In all their pure vaporous glory. Weaving in and out They sweep like ghosts Forever intertwined. Coming together The dancers grow. At first a white puff Then with eerie silence The color changes. From white to gray From gray to black Ever growing into […]

From Anthony Lewis in Swansea, UK

Sky Beneath that lofty sky, As leaden grey clouds drift by. I want for nothing more, Than to stand amazed. And hear seas roar. And on the far horizon, A backdrop canvas bible black. The stage is set As I get wet. And clouds move and stack- In shapes and forms before the wind. But […]