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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.

by Tyler, age 14, Pennsylvania

Clouds, you come in different forms of cumulus,
You cover the sky,
Hiding the sun,
Till your rain is done.

As you float by,
The people are waiting,
For you to fill the river,
Even just a sliver.

You are just sitting up there,
In a puffy white ball,
As you are making your shapes,
You cover the sky like drapes.

Clouds, as I wish,
For you to rain just a drop,
But you just keep moving,
As I watch you I realize you’re soothing.

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