Saturday, June 8, 2013

“Clouds”--By Terry O’Leary--France


"Clouds, the clouds diffuse a sad and somewhat somber hue;
Rain, the rain descends aslant from angry ashen skies;
Winds, the winds bemoan their loss of reins and calm control;

Shades, the shades appear suffused, alone in lurid haze;
Trees, the trees enshroud the eyes of misty brooding woods;
Leaves, the leaves desert their branches, falling one by one;

Birds, the birds intone a tune, a mourning monody;
Grass, the grass surrenders blades, impaled in truant winds;
Fields, the fields imbibe and quaff to quench an arid thirst;

Stones, the stones repulse the pearls, exploding tears of gloom;
Streams, the streams meander, hushed, to distant vapid shores;
Clouds, the clouds diffuse a sad and somewhat somber hue"

Terry O’Leary defines himself as "A physicist lacking gravity...".


  1. this is a lovely poem filled with fantastic imagery... truly enjoyed.... God bless

  2. Dear Terry,

    Thank you for all the comments you have been leaving for other writers. What a joy to have you a part of Whispers. Keep up the good writing. I appreciate your willingness to share your talent with us.


  3. Terry, Terry perseveres poetically, willfully writing words of wisdom

    No so good a mimic. You have broken out successfully once more into heretofore unchartered "short ones" Bravodio-o


  4. Thank you, Jack Horne, for the following comment--

    lovely poem with such a melancholy air

  5. Thank you, Rick Sponaugle, for the following comment--

    Very good alliteration, and fine use of words. I've not heard in years: aslant, enshroud, etc. A comprehensive and great nature poem.

  6. Dear Terry,

    I so enjoyed reading your poem today the imagery is amazing! A wonderful poem thanks for sharing it with us.


  7. Thank very much, Sandra... Terry

    1. Terry, since you define yourself as:"A physicist lacking gravity", I suggest you make "Clouds" your "Theme Poem".
      GOOD STUFF!!!!
      My "Theme Poem" is entitled "All Men's Blood is Red".
      I believe all poets should have a "Theme Poem"

      arthur c. ford,sr.,poet/editor on guidelines)

    2. Thank you Slimgoodie! Done! "Clouds" is now my "Theme Poem"... And thank you, also, for your kind words... Terry (PS I would love to read your Theme Poem)

  8. Thank you, Gerald Heyder, for the following comment--

    This is a deep poem! Good work!