Poetry and Pictures - Weather

Russian landscape painter Isaac Levitan (1860-1900) painted Evening on the Volga with large stratocumulus clouds above the calm river. Levitan was born in Lithuania and his family moved to Moscow, Russia where he learned to paint landscapes filled with emotion.
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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.

Today's Highlighted Poem

Son of the Morning Star
by Harry, age 51, U.K.

Behind a cold, grey bank of winter cloud,
Hides a promise, waiting patiently to be found
By those whose hearts know how to praise.
Upon the slow-moving waters, A sprinkle of sparkles brightens the dreary landscape with their hint to better days.
Ah, how slowly we leave the dark Kingdom of Winter behind.
Oh Son of the Morning Star, Smother us in your warm embrace that we may endorse your beauty
And languish in your life-giving rays,
In your glorious Kingdom of Summer!

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