Monday, October 10, 2016

Cloud Therapy


image from richerramblings.wordpress.com

Cloud Therapy

“The sea and the sky looked like one fabric, as
if the clouds had dropped down into the sea.”
--Virginia Woolf.


Between majestic mountain ranges,
not far from maternal sea,
there are
clovered meadows
where souls
can lie
on their backs
and behold
dramatic cloud
formations--                        
                                           
                                           cotton-candy elephants,
                                           ghost riders
                                           seraphim's,
                                           bison herds,
                                           Jesus,
                                           locomotives
                                           lions;

whatever
you
need
to fuel
your
fevered
fantasies.



Glenn Buttkus

Posted over at dVerse Poets Pub Q44


18 comments:

brudberg said...

I love the images of cotton-candy elephants... though it might be delirium tremens... no no.. I do prefer it's fantasy...

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Lovely!❤️ We do tend to visualize fascinating images while gazing at the clouds. Beautifully penned.

lillianthehomepoet.wordpress.com said...

"Not far from maternal sea" Love this line. And oh yes, I do love to lie on my back and gaze at the sky --starry starry nights and most especially, because of the shape shifting, cloudy days! Happy Monday to you, Glenn!

Linda Kruschke said...

Reading this I felt like I was there, lying on my back, finding pictures in the clouds. Very nice.

Kim Russell said...

I could have done with some cloud therapy today but it was too overcast to see any images in the sky! Great title, wonderful words and a quotation from Virginia Woolf, Glenn! I've never seen a cotton-candy elephant - I'm more of a castles and faces kind of girl, although I did see a dragon once.

Arcadia M said...

Great imagery in this piece.

Toni Spencer said...

Not far from the maternal sea...what a truly lovely line. A wonderful poem...cotton candy elephants...oh my! I love clouds and it seems you do as well. It is nice to lie back and dream and watch the clouds shape themselves.

Paul Dear said...

Lyin on my back looking at the clouds Glen...took me away.

Brian said...

The wonder of the shapes riding in the clouds never goes away.

Frank Hubeny said...

We all need the opportunities to "fuel our fevered fantasies".

Victoria Ceretto-Slotto said...

This brings back memories of childhood...and yesterday, for that matter. A delight.

Grace said...

Such a good theraphy it is Glenn ~ I can imagine the majestic cloud formations ~

Maria said...

Wow, the imagery in this piece does brings back a lot of memories.

Debi Swim said...

Love the quote. This brings back a lot of childhood memories. I remember seeing angels once...lovely fantasy

De said...

I needed this cloud-shape moment. Thanks, Glenn. And as always, a perfectly chosen quote.

Gayle Walters Rose said...

It's a wonderful therapy to gaze into the sky and pick out shapes, Glenn. Love your image-filled quadrille!

Kate Mia said...

i'm good to go
as long as i don't
see any evangelical
Christians in THE CLOUD..
i think i'd rather find
Lucifer
and
Apollo
same
without
any hanging
Trump ornaments to go astray..
hehe.. one place.. i feel free here toNiGht
to let A greaTest disgust over slavery
come iN
poetic
words rest
here free..heHe..
FucK the people
who think they own the world..
and grab their hate by bAlls juSt for FuN..;)

Truedessa said...

I often cloud watch and I think it is good therapy. Perhaps, I see the shapes and forms that I need to see to help me on my journey.