Ernestine Northover

Veteran Poet - 1,400 Points (25th March 1943)

When The Clouds Are Crying - Poem by Ernestine Northover

When the clouds are crying,
We feel like crying too,
For when it rains, the heavy drops,
Obscure the distant view.

The darkness crowds around us,
The gloom is oh so drear,
It seems to stay for an eternity,
It gives us little cheer.

We want to push it all away,
And give the sun some space,
To wallow in the warmth exposed,
And see that sunshine's face.

To feel the heat upon our backs,
And close our eyes in bliss,
Observe the shimmering heat haze,
And taste the bright sun's kiss.

So when the clouds are crying,
There's nothing we can do,
Except to wait and hope, then watch,
The sun come smiling through.

© Ernestine Northover

Comments about When The Clouds Are Crying by Ernestine Northover

  • (8/25/2006 7:54:00 PM)

    Love your title 'when the clouds are crying' Very evocative... and your theme warms the heart. love, Allie xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Report) Reply

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  • (5/7/2006 3:57:00 PM)

    That is what I did today Ernestine, by the time I had finished my chores it was cloudy, but I still went out on my sunbed and prayed for the sun to break through and it did for 90 minutes of bliss. So refreshing as is this charming poem. 10 from Tai, a little browner but not nose wise! lol (Report) Reply

  • (5/5/2006 3:44:00 PM)

    I have to admit to being in the Scarlett camp. It feels cozy and drowsy with the rain thrumming on the roof and windowpane, enjoying a good book and hot tea. -chuck (Report) Reply

  • (4/24/2006 8:20:00 PM)

    A fine write. Well done.

    Patricia Gale
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  • (4/24/2006 8:15:00 PM)

    Ernestine, I have to say that I love this poem because it is so well written, and it really brings images to mind....but I may be a backwards child because I love the rain...such a mood maker, as opposed to an overdose of sunshine! ! Scarlett (Report) Reply

  • Joe Breunig (4/24/2006 6:09:00 PM)

    An elegant write that warms our hearts with sunshine. (Report) Reply

  • (4/24/2006 4:19:00 PM)

    Yeah - its funny how the weather can have such an effect on us - how we feel inside. Thanks for sharing Ernestine.

    Blessings - Jan x
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  • (4/24/2006 4:07:00 PM)

    Yes Ernestine, the wait can seem like an erternity, I hope that the dark clouds are eased away for you to feel the suns ray, Love duncan (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 24, 2006

Poem Edited: Sunday, January 6, 2008

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