Fay Slimm.

I AM . ( Part One of a Series)

 

I AM CLOUD.

 

I am Cloud, the powerful offspring 
of water and gravity

Like a blanket I hang under Sun's heat, binding his fire
away from humanity with my cotton-cold fleece.

 

I Cloud am skilled at basking below heaven's dome 
to nurse sky's ills as I scan ether's tone
and carry full blasts of iced fury for ignorant humans  
daring to  trespass on my line of duty.

 

I sleep with restive tornadoes
or hurricanes and keep snow-storms under my toes.

 

I am Cloud who hides bolts of terrible lightning 
between my huge thighs, 
who controls every rain-shower and will send 
revenge on those offending my pride.

 

Yet I sometimes allow maiden Moon to peep into
my bedroom or break thru' my roof.
and gently smile as night stars play hide-n-seek
round the edge my flimsy white frock
and frenetically glitter like dots of diamanté when
finding a hole in my overcoat pocket.

 

Sunsets and rises stretch my skin horizontally
as I blush to produce best coloured hues
and if in a light mood next morning I know one 
yawn will drench all below me in dew.


Tho' I, Cloud can bound like a fury over miles
in moments with showers or gales,
I am a changeling and have  power to decide.


I can appear on some mission from nowhere
and alter weather's display in a moment.


I am able to rise like a sprite from high arena 
or as a babe from the womb I Cloud can call
forcibly and will by uncorking my bottled genie 
scream should you my position scorn.


So take care as I pass whom you laughingly
try to blow away with showy tomfoolery
as if you were my master.

 

 

 

 

 

Comments8

  • Michael Edwards

    I don't know how you consistently write to this quality and to this length - superb as always.

    • Fay Slimm.

      You are too too kind my friend - - good that you dropped by for the read.

    • Neville

      this is not just a cloud poem, is it..
      I AM has got the bloomin lot.. tis very special in my humble opinion... N

      • Fay Slimm.

        Yes as you guess the poem carried a special message between its lines my dear friend. You have the talent of good perception Nev......

        • Neville

          I am honoured and maybe just a tiny bit lucky ...... no.. I am more than that.... x

        • JaydeVictoria

          This is incredible, I am rapidly becoming a huge fan of your work Faye, brilliant write

          • Fay Slimm.

            Ah - thank you so much Jayde - - am honoured that you like my efforts at poetry.

          • ANGELA & BRIAN

            Thanks for sharing FAY ~ I love I AM CLOUD ! I have been interested in Clouds ever since I did my Metreology Badge in the Scouts we had to keep a Daily Cloud Log for a Month ! We learned CIRRUS (Windy) NIMBUS (Rainy) and CUMULUS (Cloudy !) etc etc ! I see things in the Clouds ~ like LINUS saw Beetehoven composing the Moonlight at his Piano when all CHARLIE BROWN saw was a Horsey & a Teddy ! I love the way you have anthropomorphised the Clouds & given them CHARACTER. Offspring of Water & Gravity ~ Blanket against Suns heat ~ Basking against Ice & Cold ~ Hiding lightning & rain ~ Flirting with Maiden Moon ~ Embellishing Sunrises & Sunsets ~ Riding over Oceans ~ Ephemeral a Will-o-the-Wisp ~ I AM CLOUD ! And remember FAY : The Maoris christened New Zealand "Land of the Long White Cloud" ~ which creates unique Sunrises & Sunsets :
            Thanks for sharing : Blessings & Love :
            BRIAN & ANGELA 🧡🧡🧡🧡

            • Fay Slimm.

              Yes clouds have a magic all of their own - and I felt I could personify that to an advantage for the reader. Delighted that you enjoyed the read and thanks to you both for this lovely comment.

            • orchidee

              I am, or I is (bit ungrammatical there!) enjoying the start of this series!

              • Fay Slimm.

                You is right in that this phrase is a bit ungrammatical - but thank you dear Orchi and my thanks for commenting at the start of this little series.

              • Joe Dawson

                Ooh my dear Fay, There are signs of moody love here, a passionate passing cloud in search of more than the moon and a lot more than tomfoolery. This is an erotic work if 'I Am' not mistaken. Sexy. Joe

                • Fay Slimm.

                  Ha ha - trust you to nail the bit of erotic behind the lines Joe................... thanks for reading and surmising the reason for personification.

                • Goldfinch60

                  Good one Fay. Each cloud is unique as are we all.

                • FineB

                  Hi Fay,

                  That was a beautiful and vivid write.

                  Keep writing FineB.



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