I am a cloud – 2

I am a cloud:
bringer of fire
bringer of flood
I am a cloud
bringer of the hurricane
bringer of the tornado
I am a cloud
bringer of obscuring fog
I am a cloud
caster of dark shadows
I am a cloud
fear me!


another offering for the dVerse cloud Quadrille prompt.  My previous piece looked at the positive aspects of clouds.  This one…not so much.  As Joni Mitchell might say, “I’ve looked at clouds from both sides now”

An Object’s Shadow

the way an object’s shadow
s t r e t c h e s
e   l   o   n   g   a   t   e   s
as the sun slowly marches
towards the world’s western edge
and finally blurs
to oblivion
as the curtain of night descends
…then reappears
in a form more subtle
under the winking eye of the moon


another shadow poem for dverse.  I have no idea what it means.

I’d like to think…

I’d like to think
that the shadows of history
wouldn’t have been cast by me
had I been there
at those crucial points of the past
yet I wonder
will future generations
look and say,
“what long shadows he cast…
thinking he was enlightened?”


Today at dVerse, we are playing with shadows.  This prompt got me thinking: all the sins of history are easy enough to condemn…but had I lived at the time, knowing only what my forefathers knew at the time, would I have been any better? Will future generations condemn this generation for sins that we are committing without realizing it?

Light vs Shadow

sun’s luminous warmth
pouring light through the glass door
banishing shadow


Written for Anthony Desmond’s prompt at dVerse where he has asked us to write a poem using at least 5 of the following twelve words:   Messiah, Allegory, Luminous, Plate, Shadow, Door, Persona, Glass, Vitiligo, Epochal, Pernicious, Warmth.  I decided to see if I could jamb five of those words into a haiku that still made sense.