Clouds

     I published this last year, and as I looked at it today, major changes jumped out at me, so I did some editing and here is the updated version for your pleasure. I have also included the previous version for your perusal and perhaps your comment as to which version, if any, that you prefer.

     Thanks for your participation and your continued support.

     Take the time today to look to the heavens, and you never know what you may see.

     Jake.

The Earth's pallet

What do YOU see?

 

Clouds

 

They come in all shapes and sizes,

 yet in colors, only a few.

Immense in their mass, and still most of it,

is hidden from out of our view.

They come and they go,

then they’re here and they’ve passed.

They cover or expose those blue skies,

 that just never, seem to last.

They come with snow in the winter,

and in summer, with shade from the heat.

Some with lightning, in hiding,

while some bring rain, for the wheat.

They are as a pallet to the artist,

for those who look to the sky.

for anything, may be envisioned,

by they with the imagining eye.

 ***

 

Jack Downing

Jan. 2012

 

 Copyright© Jack Downing, aka Jake @poemsandponderings.wordpress.com. All rights reserved. Contents may not be reprinted or disseminated in any manner without the expressed written consent of the author. JRD 1/24/13

 

Clouds

 In all shapes and sizes,

in colors, only few,

immense in their mass,

with most hidden from view,

they come and they go,

they’re here and they’ve passed,

to cover or expose,

blue skies, that won’t last.

They come with snow in the winter,

and summer, shade from the heat,

some with lightning, in hiding,

bring rain, for the wheat.

They’re like a pallet to the artists,

who look to the sky,

for all things, be envisioned,

by the imagining eye.

***

 Jack Downing

Jan. 2012

Copyright© Jack Downing, aka Jake @poemsandponderings.wordpress.com. All rights reserved. Contents may not be reprinted or disseminated in any manner without the expressed written consent of the author. JRD  3/7/12

 

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Hearth and Health are wonderful things and if you're without either such sorrow that brings So I cannot express enough thanks to my Lord and to my family and friends for the support you afford! ~Jack Downing~
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7 Responses to Clouds

  1. adeeyoyo says:

    I prefer the second version, Jake. Just my personal preference…

    • Thanks Aina, by the second version do you mean the original which was second on the page or the newest version which was first on the page, but in reality the second version? Wow that even confused me!!

  2. loopyloo305 says:

    I prefer the second version as well, Jake, it just feels deeper if you understand what I mean. God bless you!!

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