Poem for a Cloud

Cloud Shadows - Ruth Beeve

Poem for a Cloud 

Lovely, luscious cloud,
let me dream awhile
in your soft, goddess hair, 
float over hills and trees
as you flirt with the sun— 
the green valleys below 
marbled with light and shadow.

When you race other clouds
across the sky,
you are a wild mare
dappled with grey,
long mane streaming
behind you.
Let’s fly on the wind,
chase shadows all afternoon.

Johanna Ely
© 2022

The Benicia First Tuesday Poets’ Group and members of Benicia Literary Arts have written ekphrastic poems about paintings from our show, Watercolor - A Happy Medium.

Ekphrastic poems are vivid verbal descriptions of a work of art. Fifteen different poets each came to the aRt Cottage to pick one pieces from each of the 15 artists in the show. We'll be sharing the poetry here on the blog over the next several days - enjoy!