G.R. Gaus

(April 11 1950 / St. Louis)

Cumulus Creatures


Calm and peaceful floating there,
Puffed up in grays and whites,
Ever changing shapes and forms,
Reaching far and towering heights.

Drifting so slowly to the east,
Growing stronger, with moist air,
Perchance to see a poodle dance,
An awkward snowshoe hare.

An army marching from the west,
Close formation, side by side,
A flying pig with tiny wings,
Bouquet, held by the bride.

Reclining long from head to toe,
A women’s body fast asleep,
As if she’s died, just passing by,
God bless her soul to keep.

Barking dog without a nose,
Shark swimming in the sky,
Open mouth, engulfing air,
No victim, today will die.

Unicorn; its head held high,
Ducklings, waddling in a row,
No mother near, keep them safe,
Chasing what? They don’t know.

Chubby shining Cherub faces,
Upside-down and turning round,
Endless creatures within the clouds,
Constant motion, nowhere bound.

Submitted: Friday, July 12, 2013
Edited: Saturday, July 13, 2013

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  • Valerie Dohren (7/21/2013 8:14:00 AM)

    Beautiful - so much can be seen in the clouds. I was watching a face twisting and changing a couple of days ago.
    Very imaginative write. (Report) Reply

  • Lorraine Colon (7/13/2013 12:11:00 AM)

    Great poem! I love watching cloud formations and looking for weird shapes A good pastime for the simple-minded! (Report) Reply

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