Summer Clouds Poem by Martha Lavinia Hoffman

Martha Lavinia Hoffman

California / United States

Summer Clouds

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I watched the clouds at evening
When the Summer day neared its close,
As above the sentinal mountain peaks
Their pinnacled temples rose.

Mistily blending together
The faint, fleecy curtains unfold;
In the sky's magic mirror revealing,
Linings of silver and gold.

And here and there in the fluffy foam,
A twinkling star shines through;
Mingling a golden radiance
With the filmy tints of blue.

'Till they seem like the pearly gateway,
With the city towers just behind;
O'er whose walls of glittering jasper
Eternal day has dawned.

Oh! I almost catch the melody
That the angels sing in Heaven;
As I watch the faint, fair Summer clouds,
O'er the sky's blue curtain driven.

And my soul mounts up on eagle's wings,
To explore the realms unknown,
While life and death in a new, strange light,
Seem but a part to the throne.

When I think of the joy awaiting,
Beyond the bier and the shroud,
Death seems but a transient shadow,
A passing Summer cloud.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Subhas Chandra Chakra 14 December 2017

Yes Martha, you have carved a praise worthy image of a lovely poem out of nowhere. Great poem shared. To quote you.. And my soul mounts up on eagle's wings, To explore the realms unknown, While life and death in a new, strange light, Seem but a part to the throne. 10++++ Subhas

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Bernard F. Asuncion 14 December 2017

Martha, such a heartwarming poem??????

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Martha Lavinia Hoffman

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