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The Spring 2011 issue of The Earth Scientist is focused on modernizing seismology education. Thanks to IRIS, you can download this issue for free as a pdf. Print copies are available in our online store.

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 Darisha, age 17, California, U.S.

The park awaited us on a school night
As I rushed to complete homework,
Grabbed sandals from the front porch,
And hopped onto my purple tricycle.
I pedaled far ahead of Mommy but Found our park different than by day:
Slides empty, swings empty! I felt
Fright at night as oak trees wobbled,
Wind whistled, and clouds growled;
Mother arrived, saw my face so pale.
What's wrong, Dear? she wondered.
Pointing to the dark dome, I cried,
See the bears in the sky!
--Darisha Jhutty

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