Monday, August 19, 2013

Poem of the Week ~ Look to the Clouds

Kids, lately we seem to be doing a lot of sky-gazing in our poetry. It's so beautiful up there in summer!  Recently, our very own Mary, who writes at In the Corner of My Eye, and does such a stellar job of captaining our poetic ship at Poets United, wrote a poem in which an artist explores many watery surfaces and winds up finding what s/he seeks in the sky.  It will lift you up as you read. Enjoy this week's Poem of the Week - Look to the Clouds. 





Look to the Clouds


I painted an ocean in many shades of blue,
then bounded into the waves to  look for you.

I painted a river that flowed toward the sea,
then wandered the shoreline, wondered where you'd be.

I painted a waterfall descending from a mountain peak,
then searched for your reflection in the accepting creek.

I painted a lake surrounded by a stand of trees,
then tried to hear your voice whistling in the breeze.

I painted a puddle just before the water cleared,
thought I discerned your image, then it disappeared.

I painted and painted from morning until night
then beheld you in the clouds, an angel in white.

Thank you, Mary, for your consistently uplifting poetry, and for all you do to make Poets United a friendly neighborhood to hang out in! We appreciate you!

36 comments:

  1. Yes, I read and commented on this when Mary first posted it. Beautiful :)

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  2. An emotional and evocative combination of water and nature imagery. We feel for the painter as she/he attempts to recall the lost loved one.
    Compelling rhythm thanks to the repetition at the beginning of each stanza.

    'I painted and painted from morning until night / then beheld you in the clouds, an angel in white.' - my favourite lines.
    A most beautiful poem!

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    1. Thank you, Gabriella, for such a perceptive comment!

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  3. Sherry and Mary,

    Thank you Sherry, for featuring this beautiful poem, written by Mary. I admire her way with words, which capture both the beauty of nature and her strong love for her family and dear friends...Including her three loyal little dogs!!

    Thank you both for the giving of time and amazing energy, to keep this great Poets United community alive. It is much appreciated, as are both of you.

    Eileen:)

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    1. Thank you, Eileen (the dogs thank you too), & also for being such a great supporter of PU!

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    2. Yes, thank you, Eileen. Your kind words are so appreciated.

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  4. It was the journey itself that made the conclusion so joyous!

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  5. I am a big fan of Mary's. This is a beautiful example of her work.

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    1. Thanks, Lisa!! I do like this poem myself.

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  6. This is truly a beautifully written poem. Excellent.

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  7. smiles...yes, thank you mary for all you do in the lives of poets around the world...it is a lovely poem of course....

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    1. What a nice comment, Brian!! Makes me smile tonight.

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  8. Sherry, a perfect pick. What a gorgeous poem, Mary. Just lovely.

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  9. This is a lovely piece and paints such a wonderful appreciation of all that is naturally around us for us to stop and wonder at. Words that paint and convey so much.

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    1. What a nice comment, Alan. Thank you!

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  10. Yes, I love this poem too. Very beautiful. And Mary does indeed do a wonderful job looking after us all at PU.

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    1. Thank you, Rosemary, and also for your wonderful contributions as well!

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  11. ...and you painted a familiar scene in my heart Mary that i always love & enjoy... i know i have missed this beautiful poem so many thanks to Sherry for bringing this back from your archive of truly wonderful & rich poetry... smiles...

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    1. Thank you, Kelvin. I thought you would like this one. Smiles to YOU.

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  12. A beautifully written poem that paints to my soul.

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    1. Thank you, Mademoiselle Modelle!

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  13. Beautiful poem, romantic. Don't know how you do it Mary but you sure are a constant support for poets. I really appreciate your work.

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  14. I really like this poem Mary. What a beautifully written personal journey. Thank you Mary for all you do here! Great choice Sherry!

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    1. Thank you, Jennifer, for your very kind words!

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  15. yes, a lovely and uplifting poem.

    and Mary, thanks for this space to share our voices. :)

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  16. Glad you like the poem; and glad to have your voice sharing with PU as well

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  17. I always appreciate Mary's words and work. I am happy to read this here after a long time away!!!

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  18. Wonderful Mary! I am so happy you were featured :D

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  19. Absolutley beautiful! Brought a tear to my eye :)

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