Cloud Skiing

While on a 1993 flight from Houston to my hometown of Tulsa to visit relatives, I found myself in a meditative place, lost in wonder at the clouds close enough to touch.  .  . I was looking out the window and this is what I saw:

Surfing on the calm balm of white whipped cream reminds me of years ago and snow ice cream.

Clouds in a slow dance; marshmallows carried by squadrons of ants. Elephants in the sky just hang there so high.

Cottonballs in case we fall.  The rest ignore it — one and all!

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Now we’re on a prairie; wisps of white wheat’s all I see.

Air skating in Anatctica, enveloped in Cloudgalactica.

Canyons, shadows from more clouds above; sunlit sparkles, and blue for love.

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Wrapped in beauty — no view for a goal.

Crystalline estuary for my soul . . .

Copyright by Hildra Tague.  Contact the author for permission to use in print or online.

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About grantutor

Career educator in both public and private schools. Has tutored all ages. Writes about education, parenting, & seniors. Sings harmony with folk/rock group and a choir. Caregiver for spouse who dealt with Stage IV cancer. Happy person committed to nature and conservation of a green world.
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