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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.

Cloudy Sky
by Selena, age 14, PA

Clouds, you are so thin,
But I know it will rain.
I can feel it in my heart,
It will bring no pain.

As you move along the sky,
Your shape will change.
This is part of life and nature,
What a wonderful thing.

Your light fluffiness bring happiness to the town,
But when you start to storm,
The people head for cover.
They head straight for a dorm.

When the clear skies come out again,
I wait to see the sun.
Even though you brought me rain and happiness,
In the sun I like to have fun.

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