Poetry and Pictures - Weather

In the mid-1850s, American artist George Inness was hired by a railroad company to create paintings that showed the railroad’s growth. This picture, called The Lackawanna Valley, shows the railroad in the wilderness of Scranton, PA and it also includes a low uniform layer of stratus clouds.


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

by Cherrie, age 12, Kansas

The sun shines through the haze of clouds
And bathes the land in sunshine bright
It sends its rays through lacy boughs
Of trees still eager for the light

Ventanas al Universo, un proyecto de la Asociación Nacional de Maestros de Ciencias de la Tierra, es patrocinado parcialmente por la Fundación Nacional para las Ciencias y NASA, nuestros Socios Fundadores (la Unión Geofísica Americana y el Instituto Americano de Geociencias) al igual que nuestros Socios Institucionales, Contribuyentes, y Afiliados, membresía individual y generosos donantes. ¡Gracias por su apoyo! NASA ESIP NCSE HHMI AGU AGI AMS NOAA