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Cloud - Recited

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Cloud - Recited

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Floating in the sky...
Changing patterns fill my eye...
What will you become?

Vagabond and wanderer...
Riding wind so high,
No matter where it blows.
You thumb your way to places
I have been and some I'll never know.

Chameleon...
Changing shape and color,
Hiding your identity,
Until you speak with beauty and power.
First, a turtle, moving slowly.
Crawling and paddling in peaceful grace.
Next, a shark swimming swiftly
Consuming those around you.
Finally a dinosaur...
Your neck and tail extended
So I will know your name...
Forgetting you're a cloud.

Vagabond and wanderer...
Just vapor in the air, traveling everywhere.
Marshmallow treat
So soft and sweet...
Then dirty and dark...you loudly speak.
Rain, thunder and lightening are your friends.
It's pleasant when your anger ends,
And rainbows arch to show me where you've been.

At night, your shadow hides the stars
And makes us wander where they are.
You choose to show selected few
The moon and stars...romantic you.

Sunrise...you meet the sun with colors of the day.
A canvas. A pleasant palette 
Where light can play.
Sunset...you form a beautiful pillow
To gently catch the sun.
So rays may rest til morrow come.

Vagabond and wanderer...
Tomorrow let me see your face,
Another chance ...
To watch you dance...
Until you catch a ride...
Shift shape...
And hide.


Ray Dillard
2-14-13

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  1. Date: 2/17/2014 9:52:00 AM

    Ray, a fine poem to read this morning... Love ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 1/7/2014 11:19:00 AM

    Ray, thank you for everything, Congrats for the well deserved win...always~ Linda

  1. Date: 10/10/2013 4:57:00 PM

    Ray, love the double impact winning poem... xox~ Linda

  1. Date: 10/6/2013 2:48:00 AM

    Extremely awesome! My big hearty congratulations on your super win on this great masterpiece my dear friend Ray. Thank you so much as well for sharing it! Cheers! love and big hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 10/6/2013 1:39:00 AM

    aha, a FAVE of mine is here on the list. BIG congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 10/5/2013 8:30:00 PM

    this one was super amazing, my Fav out of all poems............congrats......... love ~SKAT~

    Dillard Avatar Ray Dillard Date: 10/7/2013 10:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank You, Skat. I'm glad you liked it. Did you watch the video? The poem is really about people, but the video takes your mind away from interpretation.
  1. Date: 4/25/2013 9:37:00 AM

    Brilliant sound poem Ray, your voice brings it to life,loved the evocative music playing in the background.Intend to print out the poem so I can follow it as you recite it.It easy to see why Roy liked it so much.Have you youtubed any others?Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 4/24/2013 7:34:00 PM

    Ray, , congratulations with your poem on Andrea's, favorite list. PSSSS ~ do not fear the snake in my blog. The picture is from a zoo.... creepy right! always~ Linda

  1. Date: 4/24/2013 4:27:00 PM

    i just watched your video and have to compliment you on getting the perfect images to go with your poem (or did the images come first?). in either case, i really enjoyed watching and listening...

  1. Date: 4/23/2013 4:45:00 PM

    Congrats on being honored in Andrea's favs..Sara

  1. Date: 4/23/2013 11:56:00 AM

    This was Wonderful, Ray! I immensely enjoyed your poem, such creativity with your words and of how you describe these clouds and seeing your video of it made me smile even more, watching those clouds-- so true... Super congrats to you :)!

  1. Date: 4/22/2013 11:53:00 PM

    Your video was just wonderful Ray. You recited your poem beautifully and it has such stunning imagery, your poem and the photos. A breathtaking poem to behold and into my fav's this goes. Downloaded the video too. Congrats and Blessings!

  1. Date: 4/22/2013 10:54:00 PM

    Amazing Ray. Many congrats dear friend.

  1. Date: 4/22/2013 6:54:00 PM

    I knew this would do well, Ray, it is such an amazing poem, and for a first video, it was just so enjoyable to watch! Congratulations to you! Let's try more......and let me know if you add to the two you have already posted! :)

  1. Date: 4/22/2013 6:31:00 PM

    Ray, :-) congratulations with your awesome Recited Poem.... Always~ PD

  1. Date: 4/22/2013 5:05:00 PM

    Fantastic. Your voice really brings this poem to life and the amazing images. I often see shapes in the clouds. Imagination is a precious gift. Thanks for sharing yours. SuZ

  1. Date: 4/22/2013 4:55:00 PM

    Ray, I just love your voice, so expressive! Congratulations! Please read and comment on my latest blog about this contest if you can, to share your experience. Love that southern accent!

  1. Date: 3/23/2013 9:28:00 AM

    Very creative. The third stanza mentioning the turtle and shark shapes was my favorite. Oh how I used to find faces in those clouds! You make me feel like I'm 8 again, so for that thanks! You seem to have a "kid at heart" in you :)

  1. Date: 3/18/2013 12:40:00 PM

    a wonderful poem, so full of lovely images! a well-deserved winner in the contest!

  1. Date: 3/17/2013 10:53:00 PM

    Ray - This is an awesome write here...Perfect discriptions and personification...Each verse an absolute gem...reminds me of when I was a youngster lying on my back watching the clouds...I think I'll try that again - Tim

  1. Date: 3/17/2013 9:56:00 AM

    Congratulations Ray. You well deserved this great win....Donna

  1. Date: 3/16/2013 8:00:00 PM

    Amazing indeed. Well done. Congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 3/16/2013 1:10:00 PM

    I loved it Ray. Congratulations on your win. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 3/16/2013 12:42:00 PM

    Ray, CONGRATULATIONS in Deb's contest!!! ;-) always~ PD

  1. Date: 3/16/2013 10:02:00 AM

    Congrats on a worthy win...

  1. Date: 3/16/2013 9:12:00 AM

    I am not surprised to see this in the winner's list. What a place to soar....along with the clouds!! Congratulations, Ray!!

  1. Date: 3/16/2013 7:08:00 AM

    Congratulations on your win Ray xxx

  1. Date: 3/16/2013 6:48:00 AM

    Always such a unique vision, I can see you laying in a field pondering... Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 2/26/2013 11:19:00 AM

    I am glad you called me back to view this one again........there is more than at first glance.....with every metaphor, there is a story of someone we have known along the way. I think this is one of your deeper and more meaningful poems, Ray.....it is one that takes more than one reading. ps...soupmail coming to you! :)

  1. Date: 2/22/2013 2:11:00 PM

    I want to take a ride too........over the hills, and into the sky, ... I suppose the best we can do is pretend we are up there like we did when we were children, prone in the sweet grass, on our backs with our eyes to the sky on a clear summer day! Sounds like heaven to me!!

    Dillard Avatar Ray Dillard Date: 2/22/2013 3:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes,I was fascinated by the clouds and wanted to share. But when you read the poem, think about the people you've known in your life. Then you get the full meaning....I hope. Thanks for pausing to read. RAY
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