“A cloud does not know why it moves in just such a direction and at such a speed…It feels an impulsion…this is the place to go now…” Richard Bach
Autumn clouds arrived
Like a wounded bride, glumly…
Grey, cold, day and night
When we need to be succinct and practice periods of quiet contemplation, a haiku can’t be beat. Recently, I took some photos of clouds and they made me pause. Nature is so magnificent; it offers miracles everyday.
Her gaze followed me
Roiling as the sea
As I watched the clouds, they shifted; sometimes calmly, and sometimes roiling like the sea, as if angry. It was fascinating, and then I felt that deja-vu feeling we get… An ancient feeling; I’ve been here, done this before. More below!
“Nature is a mutable cloud which is always and never the same.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
Her spirit darkened
When asked what ailed, angered clouds…
“Bullies in white shirts!”
What are your thoughts? What does autumn or clouds mean to you? Are you attentive to clouds and their movements? Do you watch them and wonder? What attracts your attention in nature? Do share! Thank you.
This post was inspired by a prompt from WP Daily Post: Weekly Writing Challenge: Easy As Pie. Your challenge this week is fairly straightforward as far as rules go: write about whatever you’d like, incorporating metaphor and/or simile to illustrate and highlight important parts of your story. If you’d like something more advanced, take the bull by the horns and attempt an epic simile, an extended simile that runs for several lines. Homer really liked a good epic simile, so much so that we now call them Homeric Similes; here are a few examples.
*Please bear with me as I catch up on your blogs and commenting… I’m back on track with reading and responding to your blogs; albeit at a slow pace. Thank you all for your patience!
Positive Motivation Tip: A seemingly innocuous cloud can be rich with meaning if we spend time watching, waiting, and imagining… Take some time to ponder.
PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos via Wikipedia or my personal collection