Creation of Clouds

i. Suspension

You can make a cloud out of anything.
Water & ice are obvious, at least here,
while sand, dust, dirt & fines are more common
in other places. All you have to do
is make it small pieces, and move them fast —
wind, water, or heat. True too when speaking,
you know. Talk fast to toss out the big words,
watch them float in a fine fog, and then fall.

ii. Virga

These are the perfect clouds. If clouds had saints,
virga would cast halos, not just mare’s tails.
Haphephobic and fleeting, sleeting down
a virginal blend of ice and thin air,
feathering down the nepheliad’s hair
in soft whispers no one can hear or catch.

iii. Precipitation

Hard huge words hurtling at one another
collide, of course, and splatter into mists,
thin sizzling sounds and hollow gasps, noises
that collide yet again and coalesce,
aggregating into a misery
of tears and touch, bruises blooming with hail.


4 responses to “Creation of Clouds

  1. I like this. I can see the spoken word making clouds of all kinds.

  2. I started early on this one, but found it didn’t gel until I was half asleep again. I am always fascinated to see what happens with these poems. Curious!

  3. It is somehow comforting to know that the peoms evolve and do not spring fort fully assembled and ready to go.

  4. Uh, no. They most definitely do not leap out of my mind or mouth magically assembled, without tweaking, shifting a word from here to there, cutting a couple lines, reorganizing sections in a different order, questioning whether there are too many repeated consonants/vowels, does that slant rhyme work, does the design and structure support the message, all that good stuff. 🙂 Actually, it is probably more fun when it doesn’t. 🙂

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