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Clouds Between My Thoughts

Teodora is a bilingual writer. She is the author of two books, a poetry volume and a collection of short stories.

Credit photo: Enrique Meseguer

Credit photo: Enrique Meseguer

Clouds gathering between my thoughts

like a breathing blanket of mist

tomorrow is unknown.


A bevy of quivering questions

hovering above my head

pesky travelers.


Restless memories clinging to my chest

in a vain attempt at immortality

nothing is forgotten.


A gust of wind sweeping away

the last remains of the day

diligent dusk.


Sooner or later a storm will nestle

in a corner of my mind

insidious intrusion.

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*** I love clouds, especially in summer, when they put on a magic show in the sky. They tell incredible stories about dragons and unicorns and bridges that take you to secret, enchanted realms. In fact, those who gaze at them are co-authors. Without the power of imagination, there would be no stories written above us.

Brenda’s prompt was really refreshing. “Cloud” is such a poetic word. One of my favorite English poems is “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” by William Wordsworth. I also adore Jim Warren’s paintings of clouds that take the shape of kissing lovers.

The poem that you have just read, however, was not inspired by cheerful emotions, such as those evoked a little earlier. In this case, an analogy is made between clouds and worries that can cast a shadow on our mind’s sky. What can I say, I’m a worrier, but also a warrior (this is one of the things I love most about the English language, I get to play with words).

© 2021 Teodora Gheorghe

Comments

Teodora Gheorghe (author) on September 16, 2021:

Thank you, Vidya!

VIDYA D SAGAR on September 16, 2021:

A great response to Brenda's word prompt, Teodara. I enjoyed reading it. William Words Worth's poem is my favorite too.

Teodora Gheorghe (author) on September 16, 2021:

Thank you so much, Brenda! What a beautiful comment! I always enjoy your insights. So I have met a fellow worrier/warrior today.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on September 16, 2021:

Teodora

Your poem, "Clouds Between My Thoughts" you paint a very vivid picture showing us how our thoughts linger.

Tomorrow is unknown as we hold our memories tightly.

Those pesky thoughts keep conjuring up a storm making us worry.

Then you share with us your love for the clouds.

It's like a magic show in the sky where one can use his imagination.

One of your favorite English poems is “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” by William Wordsworth.

You also adore Jim Warren’s paintings of clouds.

You tell us you are a worrier, but also a warrior.

This is an excellent response.

I personally love looking up at the clouds.

I can picture objects within them that others cannot see. Maybe a doggie, or anything my mind projects depending on the day.

I can relate to worry, for I am a warrior too.

There are days those thoughts make a mountain out of a mole hill.

I'll post a link in the word prompt article.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on September 16, 2021:

Teodora

I'll get back with you after I take time to read this one.

I will post a link in the word prompt article.

Teodora Gheorghe (author) on September 16, 2021:

@Misbah: Thank you so much! I also liked the photos, especially the first one which seemed to go hand in hand with the feelings and thoughts that inspired the poem.

@Chitrangada: Thank you! Indeed, clouds have a silver lining too.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on September 16, 2021:

A beautiful response to the word prompt, clouds. You have portrayed your thoughts well, and I liked the flow in your poem.

Clouds do appear, but they move on, as well. Moreover, the clouds have silver lining too.

Wish you all the best. Thank you for sharing this beautiful piece of writing.

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Rebels. on September 16, 2021:

What a delightful read and an excellent response to the word prompt, Teodora. I enjoyed reading it. Beautiful imageries. Thank you for sharing.

Blessings and Love to you, dear friend.

Teodora Gheorghe (author) on September 16, 2021:

Thank you, @Ravi Rajan and @John Hansen, for your beautiful comments! I am glad you liked my poem.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on September 16, 2021:

An excellent response to Brenda's challenge. Using clouds to portray the thoughts and emotions in your head worked very well. I too love "I Wandered Loney as a Cloud" by Wordsworth.

Ravi Rajan from Mumbai on September 16, 2021:

Wonderful Teodora. The words really bring to life the emotions running through your mind and bring vivid images to the reader's mind. Thanks for sharing this beautiful thought-provoking poem.

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