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Poem-How Wonderful to Be a Cloud-Response to Brenda’s Word Prompt Week 30

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Cloud are wonderful

Cloud are wonderful

Word Prompts Help Creativity-Week 30-Clouds

Brenda, our dear friend and a wonderful poet herself encourages writers in their creative pursuit by giving a word prompt every week. We can create a poem, song, or short story with the prompt. The participation of fellow hubbers in this word prompt challenge is admirable. Apart from creating our own responses we get to read a variety of responses from our HubPages friends. This can be quite educative and very interesting for us. We look forward eagerly to the word prompts each week.

This week Brenda gave us the word prompt ‘Clouds’. It brought to mind my younger days when I would just lie in the garden or on the terrace reading a book and my eyes would invariably wander to the sky. I would start watching the clouds moving by and try to guess the shapes they made. Clouds would sometimes look like a human face, sometimes an animal or tree. It would often lead me on into a world of imagination. I was reticent and an introvert by nature and had less friends. Like books, clouds were my best friends, growing up.

Beautiful Clouds

Beautiful Clouds

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.

— Rabindranath Tagore

Clouds As My Friends

I have always enjoyed observing the clouds in the sky. There is so much beauty in the clouds moving about with gay abandon, changing shapes so often. We can enjoy the sight of the amazing clouds when we are hiking, during sunsets, and on the beach. Clouds are a photographer’s delight. Clouds that bring the rain are most welcome. They revive nature and sustain life. But dark dense clouds look ominous as there is fear of an impending storm. The sunset seems more beautiful when there are clouds in the sky. They change shapes when the wind blows. It is fascinating to watch the clouds change shape. One can gaze for hours on end trying to give a name to the shapes in the clouds.

If you use your imagination, you can see lots of things in the cloud formations

— Henry Thoreau

Cloud Watching is Therapeutic

When we feel sad and forlorn, just gazing at the sky and seeing the clouds moving is very calming. We realize that nothing is stagnant, everything changes and we feel hopeful again. Cloud watching is not only relaxing but it also enhances our imagination. It is a wonderful activity for young and old alike. It helps develop focus and imagination in children, and improves their confidence. Just like meditation and breathing exercises, gazing at clouds can enhance the state of our mental health. We usually say we are on cloud 9 when we are happy. It is commonly believed that the expression originated in the classification of clouds by the US weather bureau in the 1950’s. Cloud nine denotes the fluffy cumulonimbus type of cloud that is considered as most attractive.

Quote

Quote

The clouds don’t overthink; they just drift.

— Avijeet Das

Poem-How wonderful to be a Cloud

I never get tired of this view

White Clouds in a sky so blue

Making patterns of many hues

Of shapes and sizes, they choose.


And I wonder and think aloud

How wonderful to be a cloud

To be free and move around

And view everything from above.

Our dreams can reach the sky if we wont drop them

— Sipho P Nkosi

To not think about anything

But just keep drifting

To shine with the sun sublime

To rain and make nature bloom.


How wonderful to be a cloud

Escape from an unwanted crowd

To watch the birds with their flocks

Flying with gay abandon across rocks.

How wonderful to be a cloud

And create amazing pictures in the sky

To bring serenity and quiet to the troubled mind

And To make one feel to a loved one bound.


How wonderful to be a cloud

Reminding all to move on and not fret

over a lost chance or a lost love

Everything changes, forever we cannot hold on

How wonderful to be a cloud

To shine when the sun is out

And to rain on the people loved

When they need it the most.


How wonderful to be a floating cloud

Happy and free floating in the sky

Even if just as a cumulonimbus cloud

Brightening the day when the sky is grey

I want to be the cloud nine

In someone’s dreamy horizon

It is like being in heaven in the sky

Telling stories of divinity within us.

© 2021 VIDYA D SAGAR

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