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Above the Clouds

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Nan
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0 posted 11-23-1999 07:39 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

(from the archives)


Vast skies of slate exuding summer rain -
Urban insanity's precipitance.
Cascading droplets splatter 'cross my pain
In turbulent ascent of inclemence.
One backward glance - the coastline beckons me
With waves of blustering turbidity.

Thence bursting forth - a glorious world anew,
No inkling of earth's bustling life below.
With endless sun and serene skies of blue -
A surreal land of freshly fallen snow.
This pristine quilt of tufted white terrain
Could be a fantasy - I can't ex-plane.

Enchanting tundra dappled magic'ly -
Majestic snows defy warm solar rays.
Fluffed firmament succumbs to icy sea
Then curves as one horizon's gentle haze.
My flight in Friendly Skies seems motionless
Aloft an insular unworldliness.

As earthly torrents wane and storms disband,
Capacious cotton chasms - deftly spun,
And batted billows "at attention" stand -
While cirrus soldiers march in unison.
Great Lakes reflect the casts of shadowed clouds
Like giant footprints under puffy shrouds.

A glimpse along an alabaster sheath
The hesitant, once Great Divide's small peek
Stands sentinel for purities beneath,
Where lies the unscathed world we seek.
Descent through misty white opacity,
Mankind's block signature peers back at me.

My brief sojourn; t'was aerial delight.
I'll soar within those azure skies again.
For though I must return from Nature's high't,
I'll know when tempests brew and doldrums reign,
On seemingly a melancholy day -
Eternal Sunshine's just a cloud away.





[This message has been edited by Nan (edited 11-23-1999).]
© Copyright 1999 Nancy Ness - All Rights Reserved
JennyLee
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1 posted 11-23-1999 07:45 AM       View Profile for JennyLee   Email JennyLee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JennyLee

So very beautiful Nan


Jenny Lee

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2 posted 11-23-1999 07:56 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Nan...I'm almost positive I love this poem, will let yanno as soon as I find my dictionary...LOL.....very nice fersure gal!
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3 posted 11-23-1999 08:01 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Beautiful picture you paint with your words... I particularly like the last 2 lines... and need to remember them! *S*
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4 posted 11-23-1999 08:12 AM       View Profile for JTF   Email JTF   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for JTF

Damn, I need to print this one ... there's at least a new word for me in each verse ... but I did understand the first line about archives ...
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5 posted 11-23-1999 09:07 AM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

My day has been brightened by the wonder of your thoughts.
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6 posted 11-23-1999 09:17 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Stand tall on the pedestal we've put you all on, Nan, for to write right like this...'tis a dream to conquer.
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Impressive, very impressive
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I'm with Toe and JTF on this one! Your writing is just wow!
Michael
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9 posted 11-23-1999 08:50 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Great one to bring back, Sunshine...uh, I mean Nan..hehe. Simply beautiful.


Michael
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Thanks for the flight above the clouds! I needed that!

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Nan
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Thank you so much, my dear friends... I considered naming this one "Overcoming Fear of Flying"... Whatcha think???
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12 posted 11-24-1999 12:29 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Hi Nan! Ipersonally prefer 'Above the Clouds'
Sounds more poetic to me!


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