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Poetry and Pictures - Weather

French painter Claude Monet painted the Field of Poppies in 1873. Monetís style of painting is called Impressionism. In the sky above the pretty red poppies in this field are some low puffy cumulus clouds.
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August

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.

Poppies
by Sally, age 68, England

Heavens sky scape
was glowing with fire,
high coloured as poppies
ablaze with suns flame ....

compassionate showers
stirred nature alive
so earth would not grieve,
but remember the seeds
of its dead, red flowers.

Sally Plumb

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