I'm a writer, a poet, a dreamer. Born and raised in New York City. I now live in Daytona Beach, Florida with my wonderful cat Sid.
It truly is a fantasy,
that comes to my mind,
each time I look at the sky
and see those fluffs of white.
I often wonder
what it is I’m looking at.
Oh, I know it’s all so scientific,
but I’d rather think it’s mystifying.
are like cotton candy,
just as sweet and full of sugar -
maybe really good to eat.
and if we caught ourselves one -
we could make wishes that’ll come true.
are meant for dreaming
and if we had ladders long enough,
we could climb on one.
Perhaps this and so much more,
clouds to me are wondrous things,
that are made for stuff like dreams
and other schemes.
How would it be,
if we could take a cloud
and make of it -
whatever our imagination told us.
Perhaps if you’re musical,
you might take a cloud
and from it you’d make -
many musical instruments.
Perhaps if you’re an artist,
you might just choose,
to take a cloud
and make different sculptures.
For writers that would be pure delight,
to grab a hold of a cloud
and ever so carefully -
making the biggest typewriter in the sky.
I for one,
would want to make,
a sailing ship
and with my cloud sail along with the wind.
With friends scattered here and there,
oh, what fun it would be,
to form a coach from each cloud -
put together it’d be a train stretching on and on.
Then friends could climb aboard,
when my train cloud would appear
and we could go chugging -
all around this world of ours.
© 2019 Gypsy Rose Lee
Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on April 06, 2019:
Thank you, Ann. One of my summertime relaxing occupations watching clouds rolling by with a digital camera by my side.
Ann Carr from SW England on April 04, 2019:
Love your idea of the train. Clouds have always inspired haven't they? I like making shapes from them and my grandchildren think I'm a bit bonkers but love looking to see 'dogs' or 'dragons' or 'saucepans'!
Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on January 21, 2019:
Thank you, Shauna and I will certainly invite you aboard.
Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on January 18, 2019:
I love this, Rasma! Don't forget to pick me up when your cloud train comes my way. I'll gladly join you for a trip around the world riding the thermals in our big, beautiful sky!
Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on January 17, 2019:
Thank you, Oduntami.
Thank you, Cynthia.
It would be delightful, Bill.
Thank you, Jackie.
Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on January 17, 2019:
Ah, the clouds, who has not given them so much thought? You have expressed perhaps many of our own thoughts.
Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on January 17, 2019:
What a wondrous journey that would be! :)
Cynthia B Turner from Georgia on January 17, 2019:
Light, airy and fun piece, just like clouds. Just to lie back on a summer day and let our imaginations ride along the clouds, was great when we were kids and that is still a good way to spend time today.
Odunlami Oluwatobiloba Grace from Lagos on January 16, 2019: