Clouds and Shadows

After stormI find myself drawn to clouds,
trying to capture their essence.

How, at times they rise,
like sculptures of the gods…

or how they dissipate, leaving
wispy trails in their wake –
not wanting to let go.


paradiseblueI remember cloudless skies
of Arizona – the perfection
of blue crowning our days.

It is that clouds forewarn
that intrigues me the most –
those dark masses that move
swiftly across the screen
blotting out sun, heralding change
sun breaking throughPerhaps it is not the clouds,
themselves, that fascinate,
but their shadows…

dark, clinging to light –
how the two are synonymous –
a revelation that somehow
brings me comfort.


(All photos from personal collection – feeling obsessed with clouds lately.  Written for V.J.’s weekly challenge: shadows.)


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Permission to write, paint, and imagine are the gifts I gave myself when chronic illness hit - a fair exchange: being for doing. Relevance is an attitude. Humour essential.

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