From Julie Elizabeth Smalley

From Julie Elizabeth Smalley

from Middlewich, Cheshire, UK

A CLOUD COUPLET

Beware! Endless contemplation of Nature might weary us,
for a cloud’s existence is Very Mysterious!

A CLOUD HAIKU

In awe of the clouds,
I wonder. Do they ever
appreciate us?

A CLOUD McWHIRTLE

We’re sure as hell lucky that
G. Pretor-Pinney
started to celebrate the Celestial Un-clear.
For with his wise guruship
meteorological
our oft-cloudy skies now fill us with cheer.

A CLOUD PANTOUM

Ever considered the curious shifting shapes in the sky?
Perhaps you’ve pondered the view from a ‘pilot’s office’.
Didn’t you wonder about clouds…the how, what and why?
Well, we’ve got just the Society for a cloudspotting novice!

Perhaps you’ve pondered the view from a ‘pilot’s office’,
unable to express in terms arty or formal.
Well, we’ve got just the Society for a cloudspotting novice!
(Thousands of Appreciators think the practice quite normal.)

Unable to express in terms arty or formal?
Nature’s nebulous variety puts on her show free.
Thousands of Appreciators think this is quite normal.
Yet, to learn how please join us for a very small fee.

Nature’s nebulous variety puts on a show free.
Advice is hereby addressed “To Those Who’ve
Yet to Learn How”. Please join us for a very small fee.
(Marvel, observe when you look at them move!!)

Advice is hereby addressed to those who’ve
ever considered the curious shifting shapes in the sky.
Marvel, observe when you look at them move.
Didn’t you wonder about clouds…the how, what and why?

“CLOUD QUARTET” © Julie Elizabeth Smalley 2009

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