Today's poem topic was clouds, so here are a series of haikus, illustrating my fascination with the subject :-)
Haikus, by the way, are a traditional form of Japanese poetry, consisting of 3 lines, which contain 5 then 7 then 5 syllables, and include the juxtaposition of two images or ideas. One of my first haikus was:
motes of dust dancing
like lone thoughts in the sunlight
and it compares the motes of dust that hang suspended in sunlight to thoughts that seem to hang in the air when you're daydreaming.
The following cloud haikus compare clouds to various images. Enjoy!
Cirrus swirls blurring:
ink-filled paintbrushes sweeping
over wet paper.
Nimbus billow clouds:
furrowed like a worried brow,
or ploughed fields in spring.
squashy, melting marshmallows
stirred in hot chocolate.
slushy, dirty, iron-grey,
snow in the city.
knitted with blackberry stitch
in clean, white lambswool.
yellow, purple, tinged with green,
a five-day-old bruise.
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