White Clouds Poem by Naseer Ahmed Nasir

White Clouds

Rating: 4.6


White clouds
Morphing wonderfully
Watch those bears
Changing into
Rows of elephants
Shaping like
A frail old man standing
Rearranging into children
Playing with balloons.

White clouds
Sway on cradle of the wind
Occasionally shrivel
With toil and sadness
At times inflate
With joy and gladness
Never forget
Heaven nor earth
They lie pendent
Between the two worlds.

White clouds
Strolling since eternity
Telling strange fables
Of grand olden dwellings
With a world of ancient souls
When there was nothing, but
A fluid of light,
A landscape of mist
And a suspended caravan
Of several ages.

White clouds, now
Moulding into sombre faces, become
Storms sulking on the horizon.
Thousands of maladies thrive
Above and underneath the land.
White clouds
Course through hearts,
Surging in
The plasma flow of vessels.


(1990, Translated by Sameer Ahmed, Translation reviewed by Lillian Thomas)

Friday, July 10, 2009
Topic(s) of this poem: children,evolution,imagery,philosophy,pollution,sadness,wind
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Sara Beloved 23 July 2009

I really enjoyed this poem. It reminds me of what clouds can be like sometimes. I look forward to reading more of your poems.

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David Yuggu 23 July 2009

i like this poem, it has a great meaning about..

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Pampero Jadan 23 July 2009

soft poem give u a space to swim and dream with this white clouds i loved the peaceful resting bed and your descriptive poem give relieve and shows a deep believe i am now relaxed on this snowy clouds your poems give us pleasure and time to imagine thank you chum

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Alison Cassidy 23 July 2009

You have chosen a most evocative subject for this poem and treated it with grace and a lively and imaginative pen. I particularly enjoyed 'sway on cradle of the wind' and 'strolling since eternity'. There is great ease and lightness in your phrasing. Beautiful poem. Love, Allie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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Kranthi Pothineni 24 July 2009

This one is really poetic.The repetition of title had given lot of life to this lines. Very beautiful, for me the ending four lines made this much more brilliant. Good craft.

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HB Rita 31 March 2019

Many ways of describing white clouds....beautiful poem.

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* Sunprincess * 31 October 2015

.........wonderful poem....a summer's day with blue sky and white clouds is super nice ?

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Anie Vans 25 April 2011

This brings back memories of cloud wathcing when i was a child; seeing them change to many different images. Thanks.

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Bursting with a beauty that is both real and refreshing. Excellently expressed my friend.

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Fiona Sunny 25 August 2009

After reading this lovely poem, I've never seen white clouds as themselves. You have changed the whole perspective of white clouds with your wonderful words. Good work!

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