Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Drama In The Sky

I saw a whale pushing the clouds about ...





I bring fresh showers for the thirsting flowers,
From the seas and the streams;
I bear light shade for the leaves when laid
In their noon-day dreams.
From my wings are shaken the dews that waken
The sweet buds every one,
When rocked to rest on their mother's breast,
As she dances about the Sun.
I wield the flail of the lashing hail,
And whiten the green plains under,
And then again I dissolve it in rain,
And laugh as I pass in thunder.

The Cloud by Percy Shelley - you can read the full poem here    


22 comments:

Ron said...

"I saw a whale pushing the clouds about ..."

Yes, it does look like a whale!

Aren't clouds the coolest things?

Great shot, Dianne!

Lovely poem.

X to you and the gang!

Akelamalu said...

I see the whale too!

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

I see the whale! Awesome capture!
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DJan said...

I love the whale and was just incredibly impressed by your poetic ability... before I saw it was written by Shelley. But it is a new one for me! :-)

Daryl said...

great shot

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful skies and clouds and I love the whale and the words by Shelley! Terrific post for the day, Dianne! Hugs to Hope and to you! Enjoy your day!

Rambling Woods said...

Love clouds..perfect poem..I don't know..I am strange but I see 2 long-nosed people and I do see the whales too. I linked you in as long as I am here..Happy Nature Notes..Michelle

HermanTurnip said...

So many whales! Am I the only one who sees a brontosaurus?

ds said...

A whale--cool! So much fun, finding shapes in clouds. Love Shelley's poem also. Thanks so much.

Linda Reeder said...

Your own first line is equally poetic.

OldLady Of The Hills said...

I LOVE This!!! Especially the line about the Whale....!

eileeninmd said...

Lovely poem and a beautiful sky. Great post, thanks for sharing.

Ivanhoe said...

I see a dolphin! All the way in the top left corner in darker gray :)
Hugs from Ohio,
I.

Nature Rambles said...

Loved it! One of my favourite poems and I was surprised I still knew it by heart!!

Pat said...

Cloudwatching - a great pastime!

EG CameraGirl said...

I come to your blogs knowing I will be entertained! Thanks, Dianne!

Granny Annie said...

It looks like a V-jay-jay to me:)

Carver said...

Beautiful poem to go with the wonderful shot.

Lowell said...

Lovely poem and your imagination is delightful. A whale breaching in the sky! Fantastic.

Hilary said...

Lovely shot, Di. It works so nicely with the poem.

Loredana Donovan said...

Great photo and what an imagination you have! Thank you for your comment on my blog, but it only showed in my inbox, not on the post. Not sure why. Anyway, it was a sweet comment and thank you for following me. I will follow you back. Have a great weekend! :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Lovely. And perfect with the perfect poem.