From Michelle Willis

From Michelle Willis

from Sydney, Australia

Cloud gazing

I saw an elephant up in the sky
On a serenely lovely summer’s day
A myriad of clouds went drifting by
Wispy, fluffy, streaked in white and grey

Such afternoons as these are made for play
The temperature is warm, the sun is high
I love how in a child-imagined way
I saw an elephant up in the sky

All lives have trials to bear and tears to cry
Commitments to be honoured, debts to pay
But we’ll forget our troubles by and by
On a serenely lovely summer’s day

Across the farming lands we made our way
To find a pleasing place for us to lie
And while we were reposing in the hay
A myriad of clouds went drifting by

Their ever-changing forms enchant the eye
Parading past me in a vast array
To name them is a game I like to try
Wispy, fluffy, streaked in white and grey
I saw an elephant

© Michelle Willis 2008

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