My Irritations, Aggravations and Inspirations

September 17, 2011 “a thought on clouds”

a thought on clouds”



crowded upon the firmament

of an angry sky

a herd of fat gray beasts

rank upon rank

vying for position

dark and dismal

somber and severe

sagging, heavy bellies

pregnant with water of life

travailing in labor

giving birth to a deluge…

precious rain is born unto the earth

some from violent storms

some from peaceful showers

some for rivers and the sea

some for flowers and fields

some for floods

some for the thirsty

or puddles or birdbaths

some to wash a dusty traveler

or blood from a battlefield

or tears

some to dance or sing

or make love in

some for rainbows

and snowmen

some to tickle the faces of fascinated children

then out comes the sun

and all return whence they came

to again become


 ©tlh 9/17/2011


5 responses

  1. wooww!! amazing, i greatly enjoyed it..:-)

    September 17, 2011 at 3:02 am

  2. Really loved the metaphors in this poem Tracy.

    September 17, 2011 at 8:21 am

  3. Lovely as always. You are true word smith. I can just imagine the clouds up there battling it out.

    September 19, 2011 at 7:19 am

  4. A beautiful poem, Tracy, and what evocative metaphors … and the poem is a metaphor for life. Wonderful. Thank you!

    Love seeing you photo with your daughter on FB. Hope all is well with you and yours.

    Blessings ….

    September 19, 2011 at 9:21 am

  5. lifeinarecipe

    You definitely have provided me with a new perspective on clouds.

    September 21, 2011 at 11:29 am

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