FREE VERSE AND SHOUT-OUT TO AMAZING WRITERS
A Cloud’s Perspective
As I sleep in the sky, dreaming of the rains,
there’s this sudden jerk, that gentle push of the boisterous wind,
punctuated by a low thunderous rumbling,
my sleepy eyes managed to see people, down there,
and clouds of thoughts clouded my mind.
I look below and see that lone soul staring up, to me,
what must it be thinking, about life, about transience, nothingness,
or is that a thoughtful poet, searching for inspiration?
I see that old woman, her face tensed, quickly navigating,
navigating through the clothes she had kept to dry, on the balcony,
looking upwards and then to the ground, every single second,
did she think it’ll rain soon?
My eyes then caught hold of children, pointing their fingers at me,
and then giggling, jumping with excitement, satisfied,
oh well, I know this, its the game of cloud shapes,
structures that show up, your imagination being that driving force,
I wonder what I look like?
I wandered and meandered, seeing so many more people,
their eyes, hopeful, their faces hoping for a good spell of rain,
for their crops, for their dried-up water supplies,
for themselves, so that they can get drenched in it all,
but did I wish the same?
Wishing for that thunder to crack me open,
as globules of rain would fall on the dried river,
the hungry plant, those happy faces, and I shall smile,
you know, that smile of relief, that managed to befall on all,
that all of them rightfully, deserve.
I had the privilege to read quite a few very beautiful pieces written by some amazing writers across Medium. Listing them below, and they are not in any particular order:
Poetry: I Believe by Imad
Poetry: Nightingale by Saurabh
Poetry: Eudaemonia by Erika Burkhalter
Poetry: Many Will Read Your Hand by Jonah Lightwhale
Irish Legend Story: Saint Patrick by James G Brennan
Poetry: Grain of Love by Paroma Sen
Poetry: Garden Of Sleep by Jessica Lee McMillan
Poetry: Standstill by Shalini C
Sonnet: Hope For The Asking by William J Spirdione
Poetry: fragments of real people by Franco Amati
Poetry: That Different Longing by Priyanka Srivastava
Poetry: Purple Heather by David Rudder
Tanka: Afterglow by Lubna Yusuf
Sonnet: The Oriental Lilies Are Blooming by Dr. Preeti Singh
Poetry: Home by Paul Corbeil
Poetry: The Impossible Goodbye by Dr. Jackie Greenwood
Dear readers, I hope you’ll read through the above pieces, and be able to connect to each one of them, as I did.
I know I have missed out on many other pieces written by some amazing writers, but I’ll make sure to read more, this week and uncover more from the feed.
You can also share with me the ones you have read in the last few weeks and loved, and I shall give them a read for sure.