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The Clouds

Buoyant on the North west winds;
Shredded clouds expose a half moon eye.
An eye that stares cautiously at
The hyphens of cars below.

Stratus sunsets trace the highway,
That leads to my refuge, 
and shields me from the voyeur and the oncoming night.

I sit upright against unforgiving vinyl,
on the back of a bus that rebounds daily,
between New York City and my nightly abode.

I watch the cirrus race the Greyhound 
and the Mustangs running in packs of three.
A spyglass has formed within a white nimbus,
an oval window into the crowded heavens.

The clotheslines of the Gods turn to skyrockets,
Shooting masterful projections upward,
Now, composed as arrows that hasten
An antelopes final good night.
Clouds drift away without shadow or fault.

The clouds, the clouds
I alone with my burden,
Where do they go?

Copyright © | Year Posted 2011




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Date: 7/30/2012 8:03:00 PM
Brenda, I sit at the lap of your talent,with respect, J.A.B. Masterful command of metaphor - lets go to the clouds!
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Date: 12/16/2011 6:43:00 AM
glad i passed by, love this your first posted on soup. harry
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Date: 8/3/2011 8:57:00 PM
Yeah! Brenda very nice winning write moves forward. Congrad's Light & Love
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Date: 8/2/2011 8:38:00 PM
I congratulate you, Brenda on your poem winning the first round. I like your poem and its theme. I wish you success in the finals. -Mohammad
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Date: 8/2/2011 9:45:00 AM
Congratulations on your poetry making it through round one in the PoetrySoup International Poetry contest Brenda. I wish you the best in the final round. Love, Carol
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Date: 4/24/2011 1:18:00 PM
Brenda ;-) CONGRATULATIONS!! on your poem being featured this week, hope your enjoying your Easter Sunday. Take care and have a nice one,..p.d
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Date: 4/24/2011 11:51:00 AM
Masny congrats on your feature this week Rgds Janette
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Date: 4/19/2011 10:50:00 AM
Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week Brenda. Love, Carol
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Date: 4/19/2011 3:44:00 AM
Congratulations on your poem being featured this week, Brenda. I can see those rockets flying and the antelope fleeing across lovely orange western plains. Nice write. Lovingly, Dane Ann
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Date: 4/18/2011 12:49:00 PM
Congrats on being featured this week on Soup, Brenda. Annalise
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Date: 4/18/2011 12:16:00 PM
Congratulations onyourpoem being featured this week, Brenda
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Date: 4/13/2011 6:01:00 AM
Welcome to Poetry Soup.. enjoyed reading your creative poetry .. very interesting write on clouds... hope your time on P.S. will be fun and filled with sharing with luv..
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Date: 4/13/2011 4:25:00 AM
I would like to welcome you to PoetrySoup Brenda. Please keep writing and sharing your poetry. I wish you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. Love, Carol
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