Clouds in the sky



Two wide eyes,

I see a dog’s nose

with stripes on his neck.

There’s a white dove,

it’s wings beating, leaving

motion marks in the sky.

The skeleton bones

of a fish~ Lake Erie

walleye or perch.

I like how clouds send messages

which stretch mind to include

illusions and animation, too.

Do you see anything in

photograph I took?

No limitations

or rules. . .


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      • Yes, mackerel makes the most sense on the east coast. I suppose there are some kinds of mackerels out here too (west coast) but it’s mainly an east coast fish, I think (don’t quote me on that). Anyway, I like the sound of walleye skies for your lake area.

  1. Clouds have always fascinated me and I too see shapes. Lovely poem Robin! Reminds me of my grand daughter’s observation…one day when the sky was full of little white clouds, she happened to look up and spontaneously spoke: Look, grandma, somebody has painted the sky today! πŸ™‚

    • Balroop, your granddaughter is very thoughtful and what a sweet comment she made! I love children’s way of looking at the world, too bad we can’t ALL stay innocent and so loving. . .

      I am worried about the way the politicians are acting and also how many deaths have been adding up due to hatred. Sending you peaceful feelings and hugs, dear! ❀

  2. I would call this a mackerel sky if it was here in Australia πŸ™‚ For me the clouds form a prawn (or shrimp) swimming upside down. Nicely written and thanks for sharing. I think the word for seeing shapes in clouds is paredolia?

    • Andy, I am horrible at checking my WP “awaiting approval” people! It confounds me that I am sure we have written comments more than just once on each other’s blogs. . .
      I like the beauty you added to this sky and clouds scene. The prawns and the mackerel sky made me smile. Thank you! πŸ™‚

      • Why….THANK YOU! Sorry for not visiting as often…Have my share of new blog followers to respond to. When you were a kid…did you play “cooties” with somebody your group didn’t like? See my poem of the same name (COOTIES!)

    • Annika, I came back to see one comment that I felt I had missed and found several. Thanks for studying the sky. I love the idea of it mesmerizing you! I like the thought of a giant bird, with its wings beating, along with the blue sky peeking through for an eye. Wonderful! πŸ™‚

    • Derrick, I came back to this post and had missed some comments. Thanks so much for this one, with the thumb just under the rest of the clouds. Fascinating vision! ❀

    • Inese, I accidentally missed the lovely comment about a bird-like creature and a human head like from the ancient murals. What a great imagination and I can see this, really I can! πŸ™‚

  3. Wouldn’t a shrink have a hay day with these answers?? First thing I saw was a bear claw…..then a topographical map of hills and valleys (where did that come from??) then sails on a massive old sail boat…

    • Kirt, you gave some realistic ideas, since the blue and white do look like “high” and “low” points on a topographical map. I really liked this thought, as well as the sails on a massive old ship or sailing boat. I do see the bear claw! πŸ™‚

    • Hey, yours is very unique! I love the old thin bowling pins, and the bowling ball up in the sky image, Ian! Cheers back to you, so sorry to be late on my comments here. πŸ™‚

    • I see Pluto the cartoon character with his raised “white” eyebrows and the blue dashes of two eyes and his white ear. I can imagine your own special cartoon character, Nia! πŸ™‚

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