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Author Name: Premiumsheedreams 5 Comments
Date Added: July 17, 2010 04:07:13 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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A Silky Cloud
A Silky Cloud
taunting, teasing...
oh silky cloud of tan and blue
in the desert southwest
there is a name given to you.
virga, why do you hold our hearts on a string?
dancing in the sky with dust devils,
haboobs and fingers of lightning.
like someone else I know...
your scant offerings of moisture are reserved,
barren, and mute.
instead of  honoring your promises
you make us do a raindance up on signal butte.
why, with our tender emotions,
do you tempt and flirt?
virga, our silky cloud that only rains dirt.
Author's Notes:
virga, a streak of precipitation that falls from a cloud but evaporates before reaching the ground.
haboob or dust storm formed when rushing air is forced out ahead of a thunderstorm cell creating a wall of dirt.
dust devil, a vortex of dust-filled air created by extreme surface heating
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Comment By: FreeKay Carpenter on July 20, 2010 08:20:08 PM Report

Wow, what a graceful display of words and carefully tying it into two different subjects was clever. A very unique write and an awesome job of it.

Comment By: FreeAndrew on July 19, 2010 10:00:39 PM Report
i'm totally taunted and teased - words of magic!
Comment By: FreeThe Bag Lady on July 17, 2010 09:45:15 PM Report
Hello, Cactus Flower~!!  Again, you amaze us with new terms, new visuals in your descriptive poetry...Such a need and cry for rain, and such taunting from the virga.....Such dryness to see it fall and not land upon Earth!  Perhaps Oregon can send some needed rain your way especially in September...*smile*....Thank you for always bringing us a glimpse of your world about you and sharing your environmental thoughts in delightful words!!....Always a pleasure!
Margaret....the Baglady, coverin' her eyes from the dust...

Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on July 17, 2010 08:58:55 PM Report

I sure know what your talking about as I read this.... great poem dear lady...

Comment By: FreeRobert on July 17, 2010 06:07:45 AM Report
I enjoyed this LindaJo It's been a while, your description is outstanding please share more with us,

Your Cajun friend


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