Shop Windows to the Universe

Check out the fun Earth science related bumper stickers in our online store! Express yourself!

Poetry and Pictures - Weather

Paintings by French artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) are often like snapshots of real life. In this painting of Le Pont des Arts in Paris, France there appears to be two cloud types in the sky: mid-level altocumulus clouds and lower stratocumulus clouds with an elongate shape.


They say a picture is worth a thousand words. But just what words?

We'd like to invite you to submit your own poem about this month's featured Weather image. Be as creative and expressive as you can! And check back next month to write another wonderful poem about a weather image.

by Emily, age 13, Pennsylvania

You are so dark,
Up in the sky.
You float like feathers
Above my eyes.

As the towns people watch,
With a close eye.
Their light fluffy clouds
Are passing them by.

When rain pours down,
From up so high.
I shelter myself
In a blink of an eye.

I watch and wait,
To see when youíll end.
For those clear skies
Will roll back again.

Itís by Godís pure grace,
He allows this to happen.
He washes us clean
As pure as His heavens.

Windows to the Universe Community



Windows to the Universe, a project of the National Earth Science Teachers Association, is sponsored in part by the National Science Foundation and NASA, our Founding Partners (the American Geophysical Union and American Geosciences Institute) as well as through Institutional, Contributing, and Affiliate Partners, individual memberships and generous donors. Thank you for your support! NASA AGU AGI NSF