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A CLOUD CREATES, by DAVID IGNATOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A cloud creates the face of a man who, happening to
Last Line: Is of the weather
Subject(s): Clouds


A CLOUD FANCY, by ARTHUR PETERSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Three lines of breakers, swift and high
Last Line: Is the beach they break upon.
Subject(s): Clouds


A DRIFTING CLOUD, by EDWARD ROWLAND SILL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Born of the shadows that it passes through
Last Line: O cloud, thou hast a human destiny!
Alternate Author Name(s): Hedbrooke, Andrew
Subject(s): Clouds


A FABLE OF CLOUD-LAND, by ALICE CARY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Two clouds in the early morning
Last Line: As the cloud did in the sea.
Subject(s): Clouds


A FAREWELL SONG OF WHITE CLOUDS, by LI PO    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The white clouds float over the mountains of chu
Last Line: Go swiftly home, o my friend!
Alternate Author Name(s): Rihaku; Li Pai; Li Tai Pe; Li Bo; Li Bai
Subject(s): China; Clouds


A LAMENT, by JOHN BANISTER TABB    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O lady cloud, why are you weeping?' I said
Last Line: "because,"" she made answer, ""my rain-beau is dead."
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Clouds


A LEGACY, by JOHN BANISTER TABB    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Do you remember, little cloud
Last Line: To leave their tints to you?
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Clouds


A NIGHT: LATER, by ELSIE GLENN    Poem Text            
First Line: The night with its queer, dark noises
Last Line: And the clouds roll by, ever new.
Subject(s): Clouds; Night; Bedtime


A PORTRAIT OF MY ROOF, by JAMES GALVIN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My steel roof mirrors clouds
Last Line: Unlike anything one finds in reflection
Subject(s): Animals; Clouds; Grass; Snakes; Steel; Serpents; Vipers


A TURKEY HUNT IN TEXAS (AS TOLD AT DINNER), by CINCINNATUS HEINE MILLER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: No, sir; no turkey for me, sir
Last Line: And then nailed our scalps to that turkey pen.
Alternate Author Name(s): Miller, Joaquin
Subject(s): Clouds


ABOVE AND WITHIN, by DAVID IGNATOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the distance a phalanx of black clouds
Last Line: Above and within.
Subject(s): Clouds; Night; Bedtime


ABOVE THE CLOUDS, by JEAN INGELOW    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: And can this be my own world?
Last Line: Hath many worlds more
Subject(s): Clouds


ABSOLVED, by JOHN BANISTER TABB    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Far floating o'er its native fen
Last Line: Of radiant rest, appears.
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Clouds; Mary Magdalen; Women - Bible; Mary Magdalene


ALL DAY RAIN, by LARRY GOULD    Poem Text            
First Line: I had forgotten it could rain like this
Last Line: Primeval exultation in a roof.
Subject(s): Clouds


ALLEGORY, by JOHN COWPER POWYS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The clouds that pass so swiftly o'er the downs
Last Line: Must in the end be borne beyond the shore.
Subject(s): Clouds; Fables; Fate; Sea; Allegories; Destiny; Ocean


AN AIR CLOUD, by OLIVER MURRAY EDWARDS    Poem Text            
First Line: I watched a little cloud one day
Last Line: But I was lying there.
Subject(s): Clouds; Sky; White (color)


AN EVENING CLOUD, by JOHN GARDINER CALKINS BRAINARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Yon cloud, 'tis bright and beautiful - it floats
Last Line: The clear, blue, tranquil, fixed, and glorious sky.
Subject(s): Clouds


ANOTHER CHOICE, by BRENDAN KENNELLY    Poem Source            
First Line: See that whitest cloud
Last Line: Through the gadabout city.
Subject(s): Clouds; Death; Ignorance; Sky


ARAB LOVE SONG, by FRANCIS THOMPSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The hunched camels of the night
Last Line: Who hast the red pavilion of my heart?
Subject(s): Clouds; Desire; Love


ARIZONA POEMS: 4. THE WINDMILLS, by JOHN GOULD FLETCHER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The windmills, like great sunflowers of steel
Last Line: And the choking gurgle of tepid water.
Subject(s): Clouds; Windmills


ASPIRATION (2), by JOHN BANISTER TABB    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Make me, o cloud, thy comrade! Let me be
Last Line: A shade of earth in light celestial shrined.
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Clouds


BEGINNING WITH A LINE BY DINO CAMPANA, by JOHN ALEX LATTA    Poem Source            
First Line: Like a cloud coming to a dead stop
Last Line: What good are pennies to a cloud?
Subject(s): Clouds


BELVEDERE, by ROLF JACOBSEN    Poem Source            
First Line: So this is the gulf of positano
Last Line: Crack among the clouds: %giddap, giddap. Move it!
Subject(s): Aviation And Aviators; Clouds; Sky


BOEING CROSSING, by JOHN PEPPER CLARK    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: My head is in the clouds
Last Line: Lose our heads in the clouds
Alternate Author Name(s): Clark-bekederemo, J. P.; Clark, J. P.
Subject(s): Airplane Accidents; Clouds; Disasters; Sky


BRIGHT LIGHT AND CLOUD SHADOWS, by CHU TA    Poem Source            
First Line: Spring mountains have no near or far.
Last Line: How did a worldly thought come to mind
Subject(s): Clouds; Light


BUB SAYS, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The moon in the sky is a custard
Last Line: An' talk about suddently droppin' off.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Children; Clouds; Grandparents; Moon; Sky; Childhood; Grandmothers; Grandfathers; Great Grandfathers; Great Grandmothers


BUONARROTI, by ALFRED FRANCIS KREYMBORG    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: No longer cold or dolorous, the gleaming mountains loom
Last Line: Mad angelo still proves that marble lived -- and never dies!
Subject(s): Clouds; Mountains; Hills; Downs (great Britain)


CHAMBER THOUGHTS: 3, by XU GAN    Poem Source            
First Line: Clouds go drifting in billowing floods
Last Line: Like flowing waters I long for you - %there is never a time that they end
Subject(s): China - Middle Ages (600 B.c.- 618 A.d.); Clouds; Longing; Mirrors


CHINOISERIE, by BABETTE DEUTSCH    Poem Text            
First Line: A cloud of shivering silver
Last Line: The sky is a glowing poppy, all unfurled.
Alternate Author Name(s): Yarmolinsky, Avrahm, Mrs.
Subject(s): Clouds; Weather; Wind


CITY OF DREADFUL THIRSTS, by ANDREW BARTON PATERSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The stranger came from narromine and made his little joke
Last Line: That narrow-minded person on his road to narromine.
Alternate Author Name(s): Paterson, 'banjo'
Subject(s): Cities; Clouds; Rain; Thirst; Urban Life


CITY RAIN, by BERNICE LESBIA KENYON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The skies are etched with traceries of grey
Last Line: Dashing its living wonder in our eyes.
Alternate Author Name(s): Gilkyson, Walter, Mrs.
Subject(s): Clouds; Rain; Water


CLEAR AWAY, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: Clear away, clear away
Last Line: Where the little cloud hid away
Subject(s): Wind; Clouds


CLOUD, by WINIFRED LUCAS    Poem Text            
First Line: Gray clouds across the blue that smiled
Last Line: On blue of yours have leave to lie?
Alternate Author Name(s): Le Bailly, Mrs.
Subject(s): Clouds; Sky


CLOUD, by KAY RYAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A blue stain / creeps across
Subject(s): Clouds


CLOUD AND SKY, by JAMES HERVEY HYSLOP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The fleecy clouds float by
Last Line: The dreamy ways of god and man.
Subject(s): Clouds; Sky


CLOUD BASKETS, by AMOS RUSSEL WELLS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Clouds that hide the sun with showers
Last Line: Just the flowers I love the best.
Subject(s): Clouds; Flowers


CLOUD GAME, by WILLIAM REICHARD    Poem Source            
First Line: The clouds carry in another of june's remonstrances. Last week
Last Line: The sternest of salvations sky spared them
Subject(s): Clouds; Games


CLOUD GROUPINGS, by WILLIAM RENTON    Poem Source            
First Line: Those clouds at even are swollen, and pierced
Last Line: Pure silver skiffs on immemorial sea
Subject(s): Clouds


CLOUD SHADOWS, by JOHN UPDIKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: That white coconut, the sun
Subject(s): Clouds


CLOUD SONG, by AMOS RUSSEL WELLS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Clouds and I, clouds and I
Last Line: Through the year together.
Subject(s): Clouds


CLOUD UPON CLOUD, by OSTEN SJOSTRAND    Poem Source            
Last Line: While ash keeps falling falling
Subject(s): Clouds; Sky


CLOUD WITHDREW FROM THE SKY, by EMILY DICKINSON                Poet's Biography
Last Line: Is my intention now
Variant Title(s): Poem: 895; Poem: 107
Subject(s): Clouds; Heaven


CLOUD-LIFE, by EDMUND CHARLES BLUNDEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Look with what titan majesty arise
Last Line: Their single songs, and full-quired eloquence.
Alternate Author Name(s): Blunden, Edmund
Subject(s): Clouds


CLOUD-PICTURES, by PAUL HAMILTON HAYNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here in these mellow grasses, the whole morn
Last Line: These transient visions vanish in the sun.
Subject(s): Clouds


CLOUDED SKY, by MIKLOS RADNOTI    Poem Source            
First Line: The moon moves in a clouded sky
Last Line: Slowly, carefully. I live
Subject(s): Clouds; Death


CLOUDLAND, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: "over the hills, at the close of day"
Last Line: But kiss her softly and let her sleep
Subject(s): Clouds


CLOUDS, by O. J. BOWLES    Poem Text            
First Line: Clouds always seem such helpless things
Last Line: With fragile hands of rain.
Subject(s): Clouds


CLOUDS, by MELVILLE CANE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There were no flowers in the sky
Last Line: Fragrant and without a stain.
Subject(s): Clouds; Flowers; July; Sky


CLOUDS, by LINCOLN COLCORD    Poem Text            
First Line: The clouds rise over the high mountains
Last Line: I should not have looked away.
Subject(s): Clouds; Nature; Weather


CLOUDS, by WILLIAM HENRY DAVIES    Poem Text            
First Line: My fancy loves to play with clouds
Last Line: To make no motion there.
Alternate Author Name(s): Davies, W. H.
Subject(s): Clouds


CLOUDS, by STEPHEN DOBYNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The clouds moved in another hundred feet
Subject(s): Clouds


CLOUDS, by JOSE FONTINHAS    Poem Source            
First Line: Someday I'm going to learn a trade I like, there are so few
Last Line: Slow clouds, so very white, and moving away
Subject(s): Clouds; Sky


CLOUDS, by ROBERT HERRICK    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: He that ascended in a cloud, shall come
Last Line: In clouds, descending to the publike doome.
Subject(s): Clouds


CLOUDS, by LAURIE J. LAMON    Poem Source            
First Line: On the news, a man named mark explains
Last Line: Without hunger, without grieving, without body
Subject(s): Change; Clouds; Family Life; Weather


CLOUDS, by DENISE LEVERTOV    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The clouds as I see them, rising
Subject(s): Love - Loss Of; Death; Clouds; Man-woman Relationships; Dead, The; Male-female Relations


CLOUDS, by PHILIP LEVINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dawn. First light tearing
Subject(s): Clouds; Social Commentaries


CLOUDS, by ROBERT PETERS    Poem Source            
First Line: The sun behind a cloud
Subject(s): Clouds


CLOUDS, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: White sheep, white sheep
Last Line: Where do you go?
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Clouds


CLOUDS, by DORA SIGERSON SHORTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Laughter and song for my cheer
Last Line: Black night in the sky.
Alternate Author Name(s): Sigerson, Dora; Shorter, Mrs. Clement
Subject(s): Clouds


CLOUDS, by JOHN BANISTER TABB    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Born of the waters are we
Last Line: Mothers of rain and snow.
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Clouds


CLOUDS, by BEULAH WILL    Poem Text            
First Line: Come with me to wonderland, and in the azure sky
Last Line: And back of life's clouds the sun is still shining.
Subject(s): Clouds


CLOUDS, by UROS ZUPAN    Poem Source            
First Line: They run high above like whales. Changing
Last Line: Disappear forever in the distance, pasted over with the silence %of our unfulfilled desires
Subject(s): Clouds


CLOUDS (AGRO ROMANO), by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As though the dead cities
Last Line: In the heights of heaven.
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Cities; Clouds; Heaven; Rome, Italy; Urban Life; Paradise


CLOUDS OF GRAY, by BEN H. SMITH    Poem Source            
First Line: When we dug her narrow bed
Subject(s): Clouds; Farm Life


CLOUDSCAPE, by ROBERT B. SHAW    Poem Text            
First Line: To a man sick or in prison I imagine
Last Line: That I am almost never ill and always free to go.
Subject(s): Clouds


CONSTABLE CLOUDS, FOR KEAT'S, by STANLEY PLUMLY    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: They come in off the sea peaceable masters
Subject(s): Keats, John (1795-1821); Clouds


CURIOUS CLOUD SURPRISED THE SKY, by EMILY DICKINSON                Poet's Biography
Last Line: Had not the majesty
Variant Title(s): Poem: 1710; Poem: 50
Subject(s): Clouds


DAWNS OF MOGUER, by JUAN RAMON JIMENEZ    Poem Source            
First Line: The silver poplars
Last Line: The baffled moon
Subject(s): Clouds; Storms; Weather


DE CLOUDS AM GWINE TER PASS, by BENJAMIN FRANKLIN KING    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: De wedder's mighty waum
Last Line: An' de darkies' clouds ob sorrer pass away.
Alternate Author Name(s): King, Ben
Subject(s): Bible; Blacks; Clouds


DESCENT OF MR. ALDEZ, by JOHN UPDIKE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: That cloud - ambiguous, not
Last Line: Smiles knowingly, and dissipates
Subject(s): Clouds


ERROR, by E. JUSTINE BAYARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I saw a light cloud floating in the sheen
Last Line: Leading through paths obscure, from error down to crime
Alternate Author Name(s): Cutting, E. Justine
Subject(s): Clouds; Truth


EVENING CLOUDS, by PAUL FORT    Poem Text            
First Line: The hour has made transparent mountains of ruddy cloud. Upon
Last Line: Grain are bowed in slumber, and the broad moon awakes.
Subject(s): Clouds; Evening; Sunset; Twilight


EVENING CLOUDS, by FRANCIS LEDWIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A little flock of clouds go down to rest
Last Line: And still on purley common gooseboys sing.
Subject(s): Brooke, Rupert (1887-1915); Clouds; Poetry & Poets; Soldiers' Writings


EVERGREEN, by ALFRED FRANCIS KREYMBORG    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Though thieving centuries grip ageing trees
Last Line: And clouds enough to thunder rain on death!
Subject(s): Clouds; Cypress Trees; Rain


FANCY IN NUBIBUS; OR, THE POET IN THE CLOUDS, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O, it is pleasant, with a heart at ease
Last Line: Rise to the swelling of the voiceful sea.
Variant Title(s): The Poet In The Clouds
Subject(s): Clouds; Nature


FINIS, by JOHN COWPER POWYS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: On softly stepping feet
Last Line: And she will no further seek.
Subject(s): Clouds; Dawn; Death; Kisses; Worms; Sunrise; Dead, The


FLOCKS AND HERDS, by KATHARINE TYNAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Grey spring day / and a grey sky
Last Line: The grey clouds lie.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hinkson, Katharine Tynan
Subject(s): Clouds; Gray (color); Lambs; Sheep; Shepherds & Shepherdesses; Grey (color)


FLYING THROUGH CLOUDS, by BILLY COLLINS    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Harder for me to understand than calculus
Last Line: About the ultimate purpose of life on earth
Subject(s): Clouds; Earth


FOG, by WILLIAM STANLEY MERWIN    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: You see, shore-hugging is neither surety
Last Line: Or founder soon, we cannot be saved here
Alternate Author Name(s): Merwin, W. S.
Subject(s): Clouds; Fog; Weather


FOUR CLOUDS LIKE THE IRISH IN MEMORY, by CAMPBELL MCGRATH    Poem Source            
First Line: First memory of school: sitting in the grass beneath a dogwood tree
Last Line: I had no idea there were such great forests left
Subject(s): Clouds; Loss; Memory; Moving And Movers; Refugees; Schools; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


FRIENDS, by BRENDAN KENNELLY    Poem Source            
First Line: I glimpse a black cloud
Last Line: Whose heart refuses to break
Subject(s): Clouds; Friendship; Strength


HOW LUCKY IN ONE LIFE TO SEE, by JAMES HARRISON    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: The sun lift a cloud from a pool!
Alternate Author Name(s): Harrison, Jim
Subject(s): Clouds; Lakes; Nature; Sun


IDYL, by WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Wine of the grey sky
Last Line: And the sea!
Subject(s): Clouds; Rain


IF RAIN, by UNKNOWN+299    Poem Source            
First Line: If rain can come
Last Line: Then shall we know coming and going
Subject(s): Clouds; Love; Rain; Romance; Water


IMAGINATION, by RHYS CARPENTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Clouds titanic, masters of the hills
Last Line: And titan shadows move along the wind!
Subject(s): Change; Clouds


IN SWIMMING-TIME, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Clouds above, as white as wool
Last Line: Dropping, drifting through it all!
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Brooks; Children; Clouds; Swimming & Swimmers; Streams; Creeks; Childhood; Swimmers


IN THE PLACE DE LA BASTILLE, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: On a clear day in paris, walking where
Last Line: The tragic tumbrils, hark! Go rumbling by!
Subject(s): Bastille (paris); Clouds; Paris, France; Prisons & Prisoners; Storms; Convicts


LANDING, by ELEANOR WILNER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It was a pure white cloud that hung there
Last Line: Direction to their endless drift.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilner, Eleanor Rand
Subject(s): Clouds; Mankind; Mirages; Sky; White (color); Human Race


LITTLE PATCH O' BLUE, by GAZELLE STEVENS SHARP    Poem Text            
First Line: Twas one o' them 'ere blusterin' days
Last Line: But I shan't soon forget.
Subject(s): Clouds; Storms


LONELY CLOUD, by LU YU (1125-1210)    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: I've lived on this very mountain
Last Line: So calm the whole day long
Alternate Author Name(s): Wu-kuan; Lu You
Subject(s): China - Song Dynasty (960-1278); Clouds; Serenity


MAN, by CORDELIA SIPPER    Poem Source            
First Line: Through the waves
Last Line: We mustn't forget about that cloud
Subject(s): Clouds; Death; Sea


MAN AND NATURE, by ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A sad man on a summer day
Last Line: Who can be bright without the sun.'
Subject(s): Earth; Clouds; Mankind; Birds; Sea; World; Human Race; Ocean


MEADOWSWEET, by ROLF JACOBSEN    Poem Source            
First Line: Meadowsweet, those dizzying flowers
Last Line: But in long processions %with lights swirling like clouds
Subject(s): Clouds; Flowers


MORNING MIST, by MABEL WARREN ARNOLD    Poem Text            
First Line: Vapor rises in the morning
Last Line: When it has been once sun-kissed.
Subject(s): Clouds; Fog; Haze


MORPHINE, by TAMA BALDWIN    Poem Source            
First Line: Body in the isolette
Last Line: They are always %occupied
Subject(s): Bodies; Clouds; White (color)


MOST LOVELY SHADE; FOR ALICE BOUVERIE, by EDITH SITWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Most lovely dark, my aethiopia born
Last Line: Shall pour such splendour as your heart to me.
Subject(s): Clouds


MOTETS: 10, by EUGENIO MONTALE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Why are you waiting? The squirrel in the pine tree
Last Line: The flash of lightning, leave the cloud
Subject(s): Clouds; Evening; Thunder


MOTETS: 12, by EUGENIO MONTALE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: I run my hand across your forehead
Last Line: Don't know that you are here
Subject(s): Clouds; Cold; Cyclones


MOTIONLESS CLOUDS, by T'AO CH'IEN    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Heavy and dull, the motionless clouds
Last Line: With longings unfulfilled, %brooding on my sorrow, what shall I do?
Alternate Author Name(s): T'ao Yuan-ming; Tao Yuanming; Tao Qian
Subject(s): China - Early Period (to 200 B.c.); Clouds


MY DWELLING, by FRANCES HALLEY BROCKETT    Poem Text            
First Line: I'll build my cabin in the pass
Last Line: To watch the clouds sail by.
Subject(s): Clouds; Weather; Wind


NAMING WEATHER: NOTES FOR JEAN: 2 TRANSITIONS:STRATUS, CUMULUS, NIMBUS, by MARY PINARD    Poem Source            
First Line: Then, in that progressive ohio village
Last Line: And changed now, I'm beyond them
Subject(s): Clouds; Earth


NEW YORK CLOUDS, by TONY TOWLE    Poem Source            
First Line: In 1963 I wrote that new york was a cloud
Last Line: And reflects it with minutes of clouds
Subject(s): Clouds; New York City


NIGHT CLOUDS, by AMY LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The white mares of the moon rush along the sky
Subject(s): Clouds


NIGHT CLOUDS, by AMY LOWELL    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: The white mares of the moon rush along the sky
Subject(s): Clouds


OBSESSION, by JOHN COWPER POWYS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, take away those haunting eyes
Last Line: And the rain cover the hill!
Subject(s): Clouds; Moon; Rain; Sea; Water; Ocean


OF THE MANNER OF ADDRESSING CLOUDS, by WALLACE STEVENS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Gloomy grammarians in golden gowns
Last Line: Than mute bare splendors of the sun and moon.
Subject(s): Clouds


ON THE DEATH OF SIR JAMES HUNTER BLAIR, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The lamp of day, with ill-presaging glare
Last Line: She said, and vanish'd with the sweeping blast.
Subject(s): Clouds; Death; Graves; Grief; Patriotism; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Sorrow; Sadness


ONE LITTLE CLOUD IS OUT TO-DAY, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text            
Last Line: The sun shone out and the cloud ran away
Subject(s): Clouds


OPPOSITES: 22, by RICHARD WILBUR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The opposite of a cloud could be
Last Line: Caused by a cloud's not being there
Subject(s): Clouds; English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 22, by RICHARD WILBUR    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: The opposite of a cloud could be
Last Line: Caused by a cloud's not being there
Subject(s): Clouds; English Language; Synonyms And Antonyms


PALACE OF THE WORLD, by LOUIS HENRI JEAN FARIGOULE    Poem Text            
First Line: The sky opened unresistingly
Last Line: The storm that calls.
Alternate Author Name(s): Romains, Jules
Subject(s): Clouds; Sky; Storms


POINT OF ROCKS, TEXAS, by NAOMI SHIHAB NYE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The stones in my heart
Last Line: Looks like a simple stripe.
Subject(s): Clouds; Mountains; Prairies; Stones; Texas; Hills; Downs (great Britain); Plains; Granite; Rocks


PROMISE OF THE CLOUD, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: When clouds appear like rocks and towers
Variant Title(s): Proverbially Useful For Weather Forecast
Subject(s): Clouds


QUEEN MAYADEVI, MOTHER OF BUDDHA & MARY, MOTHER OF JESUS TALK ABOUT..., by JULIE MOULDS    Poem Source            
First Line: The women agree. When mortals draw a cloud, most depict the cumulus
Last Line: The open mouths of blasphemers, and baptizing the virgins without umbrellas
Subject(s): Clouds; Mary (name); Mothers; Talk


RADIANT CLOUDS AT SUNSET, by LYDIA HUNTLEY SIGOURNEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Bright clouds! Ye are gathering one by one
Last Line: And the pageants of earth shall have melted away.
Subject(s): Clouds


RAIN CLOUDS, by ELIZABETH-ELLEN LONG    Poem Source            
First Line: Along a road
Last Line: With wild-flower frills
Subject(s): Clouds; Rain


RAINDROPS ON YOUR GLASSES, by JAMES HARRISON    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Reading the clouds
Alternate Author Name(s): Harrison, Jim
Subject(s): Clouds; Nature; Rain


RETURNING CLOUDS, by CHING AN    Poem Source            
First Line: Misty trees hide in crinkled hills' blue green
Last Line: To come on home again
Subject(s): Clouds; Zen Buddhism


SAILOR, by VICENTE HUIDOBRO    Poem Source            
First Line: That bird which is flying for the first time
Last Line: I am the old sailor %who sews cut horizons
Subject(s): Airships; Aviation And Aviators; Birds; Clouds; Sailors And Sailing; Sky


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 95, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Boats sail on the rivers
Last Line: Is prettier far than these.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): The Rainbow
Subject(s): Clouds


SKY BLUE, by F. J. BERGMANN    Poem Source            
First Line: It's blue sky week. There are weeks for all sorts of things, but blue
Last Line: Ball on their chest like a small brooch, to represent a cloud
Subject(s): Clouds; Sky


SLIPPED FROM THE CLOUD, by D. G. JONES    Poem Source            
First Line: The moon, backlighting briefly
Last Line: To mark the turn - and the salute
Subject(s): Clouds; Moon; Night; Sun


SMALL SKY, by DIANA SOLIS    Poem Source            
First Line: Small roundness the cloud with the head
Last Line: Center of the universe, three corners, outside my window
Subject(s): Clouds; Sky


SOLITUDE, by E. CAMPBELL KING    Poem Text            
First Line: One white cloud up in the sky
Last Line: Just solitude --
Subject(s): Clouds; Solitude; Loneliness


SONGS OF THE NIGHT WATCHES: CONCLUDING SONG. A MORN OF MAY, by JEAN INGELOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All the clouds about the sun lay up in golden creases
Last Line: O! Sweetly she did carol all on that morn of may.
Subject(s): Clouds; Dawn; Happiness; May (month); Night; Singing & Singers; Sunrise; Joy; Delight; Bedtime; Songs


SONNET TO THE CLOUDS, by SUSAN EVANCE    Poem Text            
First Line: O ye who ride upon the wandering gale
Last Line: Far I would fly, and leave my woes behind!
Alternate Author Name(s): Hooper, Susan Evance
Subject(s): Clouds


SONNET: CLOUD FANTASIES, by PAUL HAMILTON HAYNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Wild, rapid, dark, like dreams of threatening doom
Last Line: Uplifted toward some dread eternity.
Subject(s): Clouds


SOUTH BY WEST: GULF CLOUDS, by EDNA TARVER    Poem Text            
First Line: With careless strokes
Last Line: Of a texas sky.
Subject(s): Clouds


STUDENT OF CLOUDS, by BILLY COLLINS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The emotion is to be found in the clouds
Subject(s): Clouds


SUMMER STORM, by JANE RICHTER    Poem Text            
First Line: Swiftly rush the storm clouds
Last Line: Silence, sunlight glinting on wet roof-tops.
Subject(s): Clouds; Rain; Storms; Summer


SUNRISE WITH SEA MONSTER, by CHARLES LAURENCE NORTH    Poem Source            
First Line: Well, we either do it or we don't, as the pigeon said to the loaf
Last Line: But no diminishment, as in 'fancy' and 'open fifths' and environmental sweepstakes'
Subject(s): Clouds; Environment; Sea Monsters; Storms; Weather


SUNSET CLOUDS, by MAUD BROCKETT FINCH    Poem Text            
First Line: The sunset clouds are gathering over yonder in the west
Last Line: Oh! Sunset clouds, good-by.
Subject(s): Clouds; Evening; Sunset; Twilight


THE BIOGRAPHY OF A CLOUD, by BILLY COLLINS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It would have been easier to follow johnson
Subject(s): Clouds


THE BLACK CLOUD, by WILLIAM HENRY DAVIES    Poem Text            
First Line: Little flocks of peaceful clouds
Last Line: Tear an oak tree's bowels out.
Alternate Author Name(s): Davies, W. H.
Subject(s): Clouds


THE CHRIST OF VELAZQUEZ: CLOUD-MUSIC, by MIGUEL DE UNAMUNO    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A white cloud you are, white as the one
Last Line: Through your body, harp of the universe
Alternate Author Name(s): Unamuno Y Jugo, Miguel De
Subject(s): Velazquez, Diego (1599-1660); Jesus Christ; Clouds


THE CLOUD, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: A cloud came over a land of leaves
Last Line: New life with the world's new birth
Subject(s): Clouds


THE CLOUD, by THEOPHILE GAUTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A cloud the far horizon scales
Last Line: Over her satin shoulder slim.
Alternate Author Name(s): Theo, Le Bon
Subject(s): Aphrodite; Clouds; Mythology; Mythology - Classical


THE CLOUD, by OLIVER BROOK HERFORD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I wonder what your thoughts are, little cloud
Last Line: Celeste: the cloud!
Subject(s): Clouds; France; Plays & Playwrights ; Women; Dramatists


THE CLOUD, by ROBERT HERRICK    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Seest thou that cloud that rides in state
Last Line: Where venus sleeps (halfe smothered.)
Subject(s): Clouds


THE CLOUD, by JOSEPHINE PRESTON PEABODY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The islands called me far away
Last Line: -- forever, and a day.
Alternate Author Name(s): Marks, Lionel S., Mrs.
Subject(s): Clouds


THE CLOUD, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: I bring fresh showers for the thirsting flowers
Last Line: I rise and upbuild it again.
Subject(s): Clouds; Nature; Spring


THE CLOUD, by JOHN BANISTER TABB    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Far on the brink of day
Last Line: "the veil of nothingness!"
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Clouds


THE CLOUD, by SARA TEASDALE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I am a cloud in the heaven's height
Last Line: "whispering always, ""rest, rest."
Alternate Author Name(s): Filsinger, Ernest B., Mrs.
Subject(s): Clouds


THE CLOUDHERD'S SONG, by ROBERT KELLY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Never having done anything ever but watch
Last Line: I call you cloud and call myself yours
Subject(s): Clouds


THE CLOUDS, by ELIZA COOK    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beautiful clouds! I have watched ye long
Last Line: To its god at the shrine of a passing cloud?
Subject(s): Clouds


THE CLOUDS, by JOHN GOULD FLETCHER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I watch the clouds that float along the sky
Last Line: I watch the clouds that float along the sky.
Subject(s): Clouds; London


THE CLOUDS, by JAMES STEPHENS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I stood and looked around, where, far and nigh
Last Line: And ran away.
Subject(s): Birds; Clouds


THE CLOUDS ABOVE THE OCEAN, by STEPHEN DOBYNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The clouds above the ocean of mexico how palable they are
Last Line: With his surrender a minor event already lost from memory
Subject(s): Clouds; Storms


THE CLOUDS: SONG [OR CHORUS] OF THE CLOUDS, by ARISTOPHANES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Clouds, ever drifting in air
Last Line: Herald the spring with a battle of melody and music of clarinet droning.
Subject(s): Clouds


THE CLOUDS: THE CLOUD CHORUS, by ARISTOPHANES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hither, come hither, ye clouds renowned, and unveil yourselves here
Last Line: And the dancing feet of the maids that sing!
Subject(s): Clouds


THE CURLY WHITE CLOUD LOVES THE SKY, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text            
Last Line: I'll come again so high, so high
Subject(s): Clouds; Sky


THE DESCENT OF MR. ALDEZ, by JOHN UPDIKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: That cloud - ambiguous, not
Last Line: Smiles knowingly, and dissipates
Subject(s): Clouds


THE DEWS, by JOHN BANISTER TABB    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We come and go as the breezes blow
Last Line: In the eastern skies.
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Clouds


THE EVENING CLOUD, by JOHN WILSON (1785-1854)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A cloud lay cradled near the setting sun
Last Line: And tells to man his glorious destinies.
Alternate Author Name(s): North, Christopher
Subject(s): Clouds; Nature


THE EVENING CLOUDS, by JOHN GOULD FLETCHER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Like long terraces the evening clouds
Last Line: Crouch the colossal gods of night.
Subject(s): Clouds


THE HOUSE OF CLOUDS, by ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I would build a cloudy house
Last Line: To which I looked with thee!
Subject(s): Clouds


THE IMPRESSMENT, by WILLIAM MEREDITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Days like today we are the clouds' men
Alternate Author Name(s): Meredith, Morris
Subject(s): Clouds


THE LIKENESS, by WILLIAM HENRY DAVIES    Poem Text            
First Line: When I came forth this morn I saw
Last Line: To such white wool, such sparkling grass.
Alternate Author Name(s): Davies, W. H.
Subject(s): Clouds; Sheep


THE LITTLE CLOUD COMES DOWN, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: The little spot of earth below
Last Line: But the earth was as glad as the curly cloud!
Subject(s): April; Clouds; Weather; Wind


THE MOON AND A CLOUD, by WILLIAM HENRY DAVIES    Poem Text            
First Line: Sometimes I watch the moon at night
Last Line: She turned it black instead of white.
Alternate Author Name(s): Davies, W. H.
Subject(s): Clouds; Moon


THE MOST ALLURING CLOUDS THAT MOUNT THE SKY, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Clouds


THE POEMS OF COLD MOUNTAIN: 255, by HAN SHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: People search for cloud roads
Last Line: Cloud roads are in space
Alternate Author Name(s): Kanzan; Hanshan; Han-shan
Subject(s): Chinese Literature; Clouds; Roads; Taoism; Paths; Trails


THE POET TO THE CLOUD, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Soft white cloud in the sky
Last Line: Such manner of life as thine.
Subject(s): Clouds; God; Heaven; Life; Paradise


THE PRESENCES, by JOSEPHINE JACOBSEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here they are as common as pebbles
Last Line: Grateful is roughly sufficient?
Subject(s): Animals; Clouds


THE QUEEN OF CLOUDS, by KIANG KANG-HU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The queen of clouds riding down from her jade city
Last Line: O queen of clouds!
Alternate Author Name(s): Jiang Kangh
Subject(s): Clouds; Courts & Courtiers; Keller, Helen (1880-1968); Time; Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens


THE SACHEM OF THE CLOUDS (A THANKSGIVING LEGEND), by ROBERT FROST    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When the sedge upon the meadows crosses, falls and interweaves
Last Line: Hears a shrieking answer speeded from the winter's snowy mouth.
Subject(s): Clouds; Holidays; Thanksgiving Day


THE SHOWER, by JOHN BANISTER TABB    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Against the royal blue
Last Line: With her maternal clay.
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Clouds


THE SMALL CLOUDS NESTLED IN THE SKY, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text            
Last Line: That not a single speck was seen
Subject(s): Clouds


THE SONG OF THE WIND IN THE CLOUD, by ELLEN ROLFE VEBLEN    Poem Text            
First Line: Rock, rock, my hollow boat!
Last Line: Shiver by thy spell.
Subject(s): Boats; Clouds; Cruise Ships; Motion; Sea; Singing & Singers; Ocean


THE SOUTH-WESTER, by GEORGE MEREDITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Day of the cloud in fleets! O day
Last Line: A morning in the eyes of eve.
Subject(s): Clouds; Storms


THE THUD OF THE CLODS, by JULIA E. BRUMFIELD    Poem Text            
First Line: It was a most solemn occasion
Last Line: For, today, mother was put away.
Subject(s): Clouds; Funerals; Graves; Mothers; Burials; Tombs; Tombstones


THE WANDERER: 1. IN ITALY: THE CLOUD, by EDWARD ROBERT BULWER-LYTTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: With shape to shape, all day
Last Line: Of still desire.
Alternate Author Name(s): Meredith, Owen; Lytton, 1st Earl Of; Lytton, Robert
Subject(s): Clouds; Italy; Travel; Italians; Journeys; Trips


THESE ARE, by BENJAMIN ROSENBAUM    Poem Text            
First Line: These are more beautiful than words
Last Line: A woman's eyelids opening from rest.
Subject(s): Beauty; Clouds; Women


THESE ARE THE CLOUDS ABOUT THE FALLEN SUN, by WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: The majesty that shuts his burning eye.
Alternate Author Name(s): Yeats, W. B.
Subject(s): Clouds


THIS LIFE, by GERALD STERN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Mostly I opened my napkin with a flair
Subject(s): Clouds; Gifts & Giving; Life


THIS LIFE, by GERALD STERN    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Mostly I opened my napkin with a flair
Last Line: And if it was sweet and vernal, the cloud I gave you
Subject(s): Clouds; Gifts And Giving; Life


TO PREVENT LEAKAGE, by JAMES HARRISON    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: A jubilant drift downward
Alternate Author Name(s): Harrison, Jim
Subject(s): Birds; Clouds; Nature


TO THE CLOUDS, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Army of clouds! Ye winged hosts in troops
Last Line: Lodged in the bosom of eternal things?
Subject(s): Clouds


TWO PRELUDES: 1. LOHENGRIN, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Love, out of the depth of things
Last Line: Love.
Subject(s): Clouds; Love; Roundels; Soul


UNTITLED, by JIM KACIAN    Poem Source            
First Line: Stormcloudstor cloudstormcloudstormcloud
Last Line: Storm loudstormc ourdstormclo dst rmcloud
Subject(s): Clouds; Storms


UNUSUAL CLOUD FORMATIONS, by JOANIE MACKOWSKI    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fish bones and bowlers hang over the mountains
Last Line: And before the child looks, they turn, and they run
Subject(s): Children; Clouds


WATCHING CLOUDS, by JOHN CHIPMAN FARRAR    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: I've watched the clouds by day and night
Last Line: I often wonder where they go
Subject(s): Clouds


WHAT WE REMINDED YOU OF YOU ARE ALREADY FORGETTING, by DAVID CONSTANTINE    Poem Source            
Last Line: In your sleepless nights we will help you to let go
Subject(s): Clouds; Riddles


WHITE, by JANE HEAP    Poem Source            
First Line: Sharp, empty air....Out of the black nouths of engines white smoke
Last Line: Long white laugh at us like maniac
Subject(s): Clouds; Pain; Rain; Thunder


WINDS ARE THE WATCHMEN, by IVA PURDUM BRUTON    Poem Text            
First Line: Winds are the watchmen of the broad sky - way
Last Line: They are wise watchmen.
Subject(s): Clouds; Sky; Wind


WINTER'S SNOW, by MRS. R. A. MEDLAM    Poem Text            
First Line: The snow lies soft upon the lea
Last Line: And that good and bitter we all must take
Subject(s): Baths & Bathing; Blessings; Clouds; Snow


WRITTEN AT WHITE CLOUD HALL BESIDE WEST LAKE, by SU MAN-SHU    Poem Source            
First Line: Where white clouds are deep
Last Line: Fallen from that far off bell
Subject(s): Clouds; Rain; Thunder; Zen Buddhism