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Clouds, the clouds diffuse a sad and somewhat somber hue;
Rain, the rain descends aslant from angry ashen skies;
Winds, the winds bemoan their loss of reins and calm control;

Shades, the shades appear suffused, alone in lurid haze;
Trees, the trees enshroud the eyes of misty brooding woods;
Leaves, the leaves desert their branches, falling one by one;

Birds, the birds intone a tune, a mourning monody;
Grass, the grass surrenders blades, impaled in truant winds;
Fields, the fields imbibe and quaff to quench an arid thirst;

Stones, the stones repulse the pearls, exploding tears of gloom;
Streams, the streams meander, hushed, to distant vapid shores;
Clouds, the clouds diffuse a sad and somewhat somber hue

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  1. Date: 2/26/2014 4:08:00 AM
    Beautiful and well written poem. Full of images we turn to ignore. The rhyming is just awesome..

  1. Date: 10/26/2012 11:00:00 PM
    I love the way you expound on each especially Winds. I just love reading your poems.

  1. Date: 8/5/2012 5:15:00 PM
    congrats on your placement. and thanks for your kind comments

  1. Date: 7/15/2012 9:04:00 AM
    Hi Terry, I feel like I am amongst the clouds, birds and trees in some kind of trance, brilliant again xx <3

  1. Date: 7/10/2012 6:39:00 PM
    ‡ I Just Found Your Lovely Beauties Other Comment Upon, 'My Beautiful Bride,' Sweet Beautiful Terry * Thank You, Twas Sooo Wonderful, My Luv, Rachel ‡

  1. Date: 7/10/2012 5:30:00 PM
    ‡ Melancholy Muse & Have They Heard The News ? Love The Metaphors I Seem To Find, Dear Gifted & Beautiful Terry * As I Sincerely Spoke The Other Day, You Are Quite The Exceptional Poetess * For Some Reason This Profound Verse Conjures Up The Thought Of A Song By David Bowie * 'Time May Change Me, But I Can't Waste Time, Cha Cha Cha Cha Changes, Turn & Face The Rain Cha Cha Changes, Hey Look Out All You Rock-N-Rollers' * Smile, Yes I Did Remove One Poe, 'A Night With Tiffiny;' But I Remember It By Heart & Thank You, For Your Kind Lovely Visit * My Luv, Rachel ‡

  1. Date: 6/8/2012 12:53:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved win Terry and big thanks xx

  1. Date: 6/7/2012 9:43:00 PM
    Terry, i love the repeat of words.. congrats on your win..pd

  1. Date: 6/7/2012 2:34:00 PM
    Creative and expressive work that is in the winners' list..Congrats on your win..Sara

  1. Date: 6/7/2012 2:30:00 PM
    Cool word [monody! one poet lamenting the death of another!!] Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 6/7/2012 5:25:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in the 181 contest Terry. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/7/2012 3:15:00 AM
    A great poem.Congrats on your win.Thanks for inspiring words at my page Terry.

  1. Date: 6/7/2012 12:52:00 AM
    Excellent! Rich vocab. Could feel the emotions of sadness

  1. Date: 6/7/2012 12:38:00 AM
    Brilliant written Terry - well done! - Have a lovely day to you! - oxox Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 6/4/2012 6:57:00 PM
    YOUR AWESOME!!! ;}Today I'm reading poems from my aunt PD's account, hope you don't mind. Sincerely pd's niece SYLVIA }i{

  1. Date: 6/4/2012 4:07:00 PM
    All that between clouds. There is deffinately the story of a rain storm here and each facet is described well. The setup is unique but it gets the job done. Huggs TLee

    O'Leary Avatar Terry O'Leary
    Date: 6/4/2012 4:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Terry thank you.... Did you notice, it doesn't rhyme... a daring step for me...
  1. Date: 6/4/2012 10:35:00 AM
    fluidity of nature's imagery enhanced by the charm of repetitive lines... somber, soulful write... i like, terry!..:) huggs!