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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.

Beautiful Sky
by Lacey, age 14, Pennsylvania

What a beautiful day with cumulus clouds.
Yes, both alto and stratus sing aloud.
The boats have been passing,
One by one.
To show that the new day has begun.
"Oh", says Renoir, "Look at the sky,
The cumulus clouds are so very high."
"Come with thee", he said to I.
"Before the moon dances to the sky."
So I went to look, and what a find!
Two beautiful clouds of different kinds.

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