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Dreamy White Clouds ~ a Response to Brenda’s Week 30 Word Prompt

Misbah loves writing poetry. She says poetry is what makes her heart feels warm and light.

Brenda Arledge, a talented poet, and a very lovely friend provide us a weekly word prompt to help us exercise our creative minds. These poems are written in response to Brenda Arledge's week 30 prompt, "clouds." It's always a pleasure to respond to her word prompts with something fresh and creative. Bredz, thank you so much for keeping me motivated and for inspiring me so much.

I wrote these poems while traveling yesterday. I enjoyed watching clouds throughout the way on Highway. I hope Brenda and other readers will enjoy reading it.

I want your sun to reach my raindrops, so your heat can raise my soul upward like a cloud.

— Rumi

The Mystery of Clouds

It feels like we are built the same way as dreams.

Dreams like white clouds in the big endless sky,

I want to be your constant companion and

love you unconditionally at all times.

Please do not wake me up if you are a dream.


The clouds in the sky are like sweet fantasies.

Who knows what I would find. if I could enter

the clouds: poems scribbled by angels, secret tones,

Melody of songs, order of the God, or

the wind's dreams. Just imagine how it would be.


A white cloud, a free man, and a mystery;

Allowing itself to be carried by wind,

does not oppose, and floats above everything.

It moves in all dimensions and directions.

Living life like a cloud is called perfection.


The sky opens out where the clouds running, and

the empty plain stretches to the horizon.

Man is imagining figures in the form

Wind is giving blow to the clouds: making

a sailboat, a dragon, or a unicorn


I think clouds are seeing us from far,

If they are also eyeing and dreaming?

Clouds from far distance gazing at us

Maybe Smile and giggle at our odd shapes.

Enjoy viewing us as we enjoy them

Love isn't the work of the tender and the gentle; Love is the work of wrestlers. The one who becomes a servant of lovers is really a fortunate sovereign. Don't ask anyone about Love; ask Love about Love. Love is a cloud that scatters pearls.

— Rumi

Light as Feather ~ an Acrostic Poem

Cumulus clouds in the distance.

Light as a feather.

Open and clearly visible to all.

Usually Impressive and soft

Dividing the blue sky into halves

Sun hides behind them

There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds.”

— Gilbert K. Chesterton, ‘The Everlasting Man’.

Clouds Makes Me Glad~ a Short Poem

The Sky Was Lit Up With dancing Clouds

The Clouds, I can see are dozing Off

Blue sky blanketed with peaceful white clouds

I want to rest my head on those clouds


Inviting me to jump and grab them,

Playing like Kitten, sweet marshmallows

Clouds as floodgates, opening and

letting the rain shower, makes me glad


© 2021 Misbah Sheikh

Comments

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on September 20, 2021:

Thank you so much for your kind and generous comment, Rosina. I am glad you enjoyed the poems. Good day and have a blessed week ahead, dear friend. Take care and stay safe.

Blessings as always

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on September 20, 2021:

Manatita bro, I am so glad to know you liked it. The word excellent sounds to cool. Thank you so much for your very kind and encouraging comment that means a lot to me. Much Gratitude!!

May God continue to bless you. Ameen!

Take care and stay healthy!

Blessings and Peace!!!

Rosina S Khan on September 20, 2021:

I enjoyed your variety of poems on clouds. In the first poem, I think it is a good idea to watch the clouds' various shapes as we enjoy and giggle at each other. In the last poem, I like Brenda's idea of the kitten pouncing playfully on clouds and letting the rain pour out. Thank you, Misbah, for sharing.

manatita44 from london on September 20, 2021:

This prompt suits you. You have created a tapestry of longing, but filled it with childlike beauty, softness ... sweetness. Your acrostic poem is excellent in its simplicity and style. An excellent work!

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on September 20, 2021:

Thank you so much for your kind comment, Maryam. I am pleased to know you liked the poems and the images as well. I captured those images while traveling. Glad you liked it.

Blessings and Love, dear sister.

Maryam Fatima from Pakistan on September 20, 2021:

Beautiful poem and images,dear sis.

Much Love and blessing.

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on September 19, 2021:

Ah! Amara, I'm sad to hear that, but I'm glad you've healed and are now in good health. I hope you and your family are safe and well. Thank you so much for your kind and lovely feedback. I'm delighted to hear you like the poems. Thank you so much for reading my work and for the encouraging words. Allah bless you and keeps you safe and happy. Ameen! Sending Lots of love to you, dear sister.

Blessings and Hugs!!

Amara from Pakistan on September 19, 2021:

Aww Misbah these are lovely poems. It was a joy reading them.

Finally recovered from covid Alhamdulillah, I am reading your work, and I liked it. God bless you sis.

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on September 19, 2021:

Thank you so much for your kind comment, Eman. Glad to know you liked the poems, images and the quotes. Much Love, dear sister. Happy Sunday to you!

Blessings always!!

Nian from Pakistan on September 18, 2021:

You wrote an amazing poems with wonderful pictures and quotes. I really like all of your poems.

Thanks for sharing beautiful poems.

Many Love and Blessings!!

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on September 18, 2021:

Linda, I appreciate your kind words. I'm delighted that it made you laugh. I love being the reason behind smiles. Yes, who knows if they also stare at us and maybe they say something like: "Hello, I'm curious as to what you're looking at. Stop daydreaming and tone up yourself" Lol!

Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment. I always enjoy reading your comments.

Have a great weekend, dear friend. Enjoy!

Many Blessings and Love as always!!

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on September 18, 2021:

Peggy, I feel so happy when I am the reason behind someone's smile. It's a wonderful feeling. Your warm and lovely words are greatly appreciated. Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment. I appreciate it very much. You are very kind. Have a lovely and joyous weekend, my friend. Take care and yes, don't forget to smile.

Blessings and Love to you!!

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on September 18, 2021:

Mr. Bill, you are extremely generous and kind. I consider myself very fortunate to have you as my friend. You never failed to bring a smile on my face. Much Gratitude, Sir. Thank you so much for your very sweet comment. I'm very pleased to know you like the poems, those particular lines and the images. I feel so happy and blessed to be a reason behind your smile. Take care and have a cheerful weekend.

Sending love and Blessings to you and your family.

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on September 18, 2021:

Bredz, you are incredibly talented, and I always appreciate your efforts when you analyze our poems. It does require a significant amount of energy and time. Thank you for your thoughtfulness. I'm happy you like the poems and photos. In regards of the sky in Spain, I would describe it as moody, depending on the weather. As it was a highway, the view was pretty broad. Thank you for sharing the link. Much appreciated, dear friend. Have a wonderful weekend. God bless you, and may He keeps you safe and happy.

Blessings and hugs!!!

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on September 18, 2021:

Chitra Di, thank you very much for your sweet and kind comment. Yes, you are right that nature does a lot to inspire us. Your warm words mean a lot to me. It was a pleasure having you with me. Much Gratitude! God bless you. Take care, and keep yourself safe and happy. Have a wonderful weekend.

Love and Blessings as always!!

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on September 18, 2021:

Your poems about clouds make me smile. I have always admired the different shapes of clouds and now, thanks to you, I have kittens and marshmallows in my thoughts. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, Misbah!

Linda Lum from Washington State, USA on September 18, 2021:

What a wonderful collection of poems. The quotes from Rumi are a perfect addition. I chuckled at the thought of clouds observing us and finding humor in our odd shapes. Have a blessed weekend.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on September 18, 2021:

Clouds are like sweet fantasies....that is a lovely line, my friend. The photos were brilliant. May I say that you are like a sweet cloud? Ethereal, beautiful, forever drifting through our lives and bringing smiles to our faces.

Blessings always

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on September 18, 2021:

Misbah

Thank you. It's my pleasure to help keep you motivated.

The pictures you snapped while traveling are beautiful.

I don't remember the sky in Spain being like this...it was totally clear when I visited years ago.

Not one cloud in the sky.

I love the quote by Rumi.

What a lovely poem you've written, "The Mystery of Clouds."

These words paint such a beautiful picture in my mind.

The idea that clouds feel just like our dreams is an amazing symbolism.

The thought that if we entered a cloud we might find poems scribbled by angels, secret tones,

Melody of songs, order of the God, or

the wind's dreams is like a dream come true.

A magical, secret treasure waiting for us to discover.

To live our life like a cloud is perfection.

Perhaps a bit of heaven is in each one.

As the wind blows the clouds change their form, as we use our imagination to picture figures in each one.

Wondering if clouds look down at us & do the same.

For they enjoy viewing us, as we do them.

In your acrostic poem, "Light As A Feather" you show us how these light fluffy clouds appear in the blue sky with the sun hiding behind them.

Your poem, "Clouds Makes Me Glad~ a Short Poem" describes how one wants to rest his head on those peaceful clouds in the beautiful blue sky.

To be just like a kitten playfully pouncing and to enjoy the rainfall when it pours.

Misbah

I'm so glad the clouds kept you awake during your travels yesterday.

They inspired your muse with some fantastic words.

I'm with John...I'm gonna think about those clouds looking down at me & picturing me just like I do them.

Lol! It will never be quite the same again.

Thank you for sharing these with us.

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

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on September 18, 2021:

Beautiful set of poems, and a wonderful response to the word prompt, clouds. I enjoyed the travel along with you, watching the amazing clouds. Those pictures are beautiful.

Nature is inspirational indeed.

Thank you for sharing and enjoy the weekend.

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on September 18, 2021:

Rozlin, thank you so much for your very kind and generous comment. Much appreciated, dear sister. I am glad to know you liked the poem and images as well. Stay happy and healthy. Have a blissful and peaceful weekend. Enjoy!

Many Blessings and Love to you!

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on September 18, 2021:

Vidya, thank you very much for your sweet words. I'm glad you enjoyed them all. Yes, it was a pleasant journey. Thanks to Brenda for providing this word prompt. Usually, when we go on road trips, I normally open my eyes when we arrive at our destination. Lol! But it was the clouds that kept me awake yesterday. ;) I'm glad it made you smile. Much love! Have a super great weekend.

Blessings always!!

Rozlin from UAE on September 18, 2021:

Wonderful response, Misbah. I enjoyed reading. I liked your last poem the most. Pictures are also nice. I was a joyful read. Thank you for sharing.

Take care.

Many blessings and love to you.

VIDYA D SAGAR on September 18, 2021:

A great response to Brenda's word prompt Misbah. Looks like the clouds gave you good company on your journey and inspired you to write these beautiful poems. I enjoyed reading them all. And the idea of the clouds laughing at us is hilarious. Kept smilibg thinking of it. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day.

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on September 18, 2021:

Thank you very much for your sweet and thoughtful comment, Pamela. I'm delighted to hear you enjoyed the photographs and poems. It made my day to hear that the poems were unique. I'm enjoying the clouds all around me. Continue to be happy and healthy. Have a relaxing weekend. Enjoy!

Love and Blessings to you as always :)

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on September 18, 2021:

John, thank you very much for your kind and generous comment. I am grateful for your kindness. I'm pleased to know you liked both the poetry and the images. Yes, who knows if they stare at us and laugh at our strange shapes. Lol! Have a wonderful weekend, my friend.

Blessings to you as well.

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on September 18, 2021:

Thank you so much for your very Kind and beautiful comment, Flourish. I am so glad to know you liked them all. Much Love, dear friend. Have a great weekend.

Sending Blessings to you!

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on September 18, 2021:

You really did get some great pictures yesterday, Misbah. I really like all of your poems. It is fun to look at clouds and picture I=different things. I really like the idea of clouds looking back at us and seeing shapes.

Thank you for your unique poems. I enjoyed reading all of them.

Love and many blessings!

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on September 18, 2021:

Misbah, your wonderful poetry makes the clouds come alive. Now, I will always think the clouds are watching me and laughing at the shapes they see. Great photos from your drive too. Blessings.

FlourishAnyway from USA on September 18, 2021:

It's hard to pick a favorite here. I liked the ethereal nature of the first one but the playfulness of the second, for example. Nice work.

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