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Clouds Are My Sand Castles

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Clouds Are My Sand Castles

With no beach front in the desert
I use what nature provides
Winds transform the images brought to life
in cotton candy fluff
An ever changing spectacle
of heavenly delight
Swirling, twisting, flowing
one into another
The vapor droplets form spectres
of familiar sights
No pail no shovel
no waves are needed
It requires nothing more than time
Time and the winds to see the hidden
objects in natures frothy puzzle
Lying back in my chair
I watch the clouds drift lazily across
a blue expanse and imagine that
the clouds are my sand castles

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  1. Date: 2/23/2013 11:49:00 AM
    Hi Paula, today's a lovely day, and here you find me reading the feature poems of the week. like laying back in my chair, what a sweet and vivid poem... always~ LINDA :-)

  1. Date: 2/17/2013 5:26:00 PM
    I really like this.

  1. Date: 2/17/2013 4:12:00 PM
    Your descriptions painted scenes within my mind.

  1. Date: 1/29/2010 8:23:00 PM
    Very cute write and great imagery through your lines. I enjoyed this read. Thanks for taking me on that watch. Welcome to poetrysoup! I hope you will enjoy this site as I do. Thanks for sharing. Best wishes, Caroline.

  1. Date: 1/29/2010 10:16:00 AM
    what a great line "objects in natures frothy puzzle"... I enjoyed your poem. -Susan Mills

  1. Date: 1/29/2010 9:24:00 AM
    Serene mood you have here, Swanson.

  1. Date: 1/29/2010 9:02:00 AM
    While walking the beach here in Florida, I see many things in the clouds that stimulate my imagination. Some of them do seem to resemble sandcastles and your poem has lovely thoughts about the power of our creativity. Very nice, Paula. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 1/29/2010 9:01:00 AM
    That is very lovely. I love clouds AND sandcastles. Very nice imagery. Thanks so much for your kind comments on my poetry. Have a Great Day! Scarlett