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!
Yes, I read and commented on this when Mary first posted it. Beautiful :)ReplyDelete
Thank you, Loredana!Delete
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.ReplyDelete
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!
Thank you, Gabriella, for such a perceptive comment!Delete
Sherry and Mary,ReplyDelete
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.
Thank you, Eileen (the dogs thank you too), & also for being such a great supporter of PU!Delete
Yes, thank you, Eileen. Your kind words are so appreciated.Delete
It was the journey itself that made the conclusion so joyous!ReplyDelete
Yes, Susan, indeed! Thank you.Delete
I am a big fan of Mary's. This is a beautiful example of her work.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Lisa!! I do like this poem myself.Delete
This is truly a beautifully written poem. Excellent.ReplyDelete
Thank you, McGuffy Ann!Delete
smiles...yes, thank you mary for all you do in the lives of poets around the world...it is a lovely poem of course....ReplyDelete
What a nice comment, Brian!! Makes me smile tonight.Delete
Sherry, a perfect pick. What a gorgeous poem, Mary. Just lovely.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much, Talon.Delete
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.ReplyDelete
What a nice comment, Alan. Thank you!Delete
Yes, I love this poem too. Very beautiful. And Mary does indeed do a wonderful job looking after us all at PU.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Rosemary, and also for your wonderful contributions as well!Delete
...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...ReplyDelete
Thank you, Kelvin. I thought you would like this one. Smiles to YOU.Delete
A beautifully written poem that paints to my soul.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Mademoiselle Modelle!Delete
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.ReplyDelete
Your words uplift me, Myrna!Delete
I really like this poem Mary. What a beautifully written personal journey. Thank you Mary for all you do here! Great choice Sherry!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Jennifer, for your very kind words!Delete
yes, a lovely and uplifting poem.ReplyDelete
and Mary, thanks for this space to share our voices. :)
Glad you like the poem; and glad to have your voice sharing with PU as wellReplyDelete
I always appreciate Mary's words and work. I am happy to read this here after a long time away!!!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Kim.Delete
Wonderful Mary! I am so happy you were featured :DReplyDelete
Thank you, Ella.Delete
Absolutley beautiful! Brought a tear to my eye :)ReplyDelete