A Cloud Is Free and So Flies Away

A Cloud Is Free and So Flies Away

A Poem by Linda Marie Van Tassell

A cloud is free and so flies away

as a white sail upon the ocean,

bright with the light of a sunny ray

with its gossamer wings in motion.

 

It is like a kiss blown to the wind

between two lovers that must depart

or the quiet presence of a friend

whose smile brings happiness to your heart.

 

It is like a veil that drifts afloat

the sky-swirled face of a blushing bride

whose kisses rain from her azure throat

to Smith Mountain Lake and ocean tide.

 

It glides along a wingspan of light

like the pen of a dreaming poet

whose shower of smiles imbibes delight

when the world cries but does not know it.

 

A metamorphosing sight unfurled -

a sea-washed spirit when wild winds blow -

it transmigrates the top of the world -

a freelance flyer with miles to go.

 

A dove on the shoulder of the sky,

she folds the world beneath peaceful wing

as church bells echo and street lamps sigh

invoking a song of gathering.

 

I smile to myself at thought and scene.

Afternoon tea is a sweet bouquet.

As I wait for spring and shades of green,

a cloud is free and so flies away.

© 2010 Linda Marie Van Tassell


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Beautiful imagery. Clouds surely are one of nature's most wonderful creations. Very nice, Linda.

Posted 9 Years Ago



Just a couple of my fav lines:

Like a white sail upon the ocean
It is like a kiss blown to the wind
between two lovers that must depart
or the quiet presence of a friend
whose smile brings happiness to your heart.
It is like a veil that drifts afloat
the sky-swirled face of a blushing bride
It glides along a wingspan of light
like the pen of a dreaming poet
whose shower of smiles imbibes delight
when the world cries but does not know it.
A dove on the shoulder of the sky,

Okay so it was practically the whole poem :)
Linda these are amazing!
Looking forward to reading more.

Antonio :)


Posted 9 Years Ago


This is great, you have such a way with words. :)

Posted 9 Years Ago


This is so brilliant and romantic. It reminds me of the works of Byron a lot.

Posted 9 Years Ago


its the first one i have read that uses clouds. I really like it and hope to read more work from you.

Posted 10 Years Ago


wow. beautifully written. as one who loves to watch the clouds i related to this. you are a talented writer.

Posted 10 Years Ago


Wow. You truly are a masterful writer... I'm insanely jealous.

Ha.

And that's all I shall say. Well done.

Posted 10 Years Ago


My favorite line is "afternoon tea is a sweet bouquet," though the entire poem is lovely.

Posted 10 Years Ago


Dear Linda Marie,

Nicely penned. A floating piece to match the peace and tranquility of floating clouds. Beautiful words painting a summer day reasting on your back looking up toward the heavens.

Best regards,

Rick

Posted 10 Years Ago


I like all of your descriptions very vivid.

Posted 10 Years Ago



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Poetry has been my passion since I was about fifteen years old, and I love the structure of rhyme and meter moreso than just randomly throwing words upon a page without any form whatsoever. Whi.. more..

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