You must not blame me if I do talk to the clouds. ~Henry David Thoreau, American essayist

Don’t give up the ship

You’ll find your place in the world

These things just take time.

Note: The theme for this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge is your Place in the World. “Where do you belong?” is the question we’re supposed to interpret. I’m finding this one hard. There are many places that call to me, and I’m often accused of having my head in the clouds! I took this shot in July 2015.

16 thoughts on “Clouds

  1. What an impressive style of writing. You were able to put your emotions into words, this is beyond amazing. Nice work! I am Ragazza, I hope you could also follow my blog. Keep writing great stuff! Cheers! 🙂

  2. Blue skies are lovely, but they’re not nearly so interesting as one with clouds. I like your cloud, and I like your poem. Finding our place does take time. Besides, we don’t criticize clouds for drifting lazily across the sky.

    • Good point, Linda. I imagine we all could use more “cloud-time”! You know, I racked my brain trying to decide which place, of all I’d been or hoped to visit, was the one I could fit into this theme and came up with nothing! I guess having one’s head in the clouds comes in handy for a writer, though.

  3. Debbie, I love this post for many reasons. I LOVE clouds and looking up at them, not only because I think they’re beautiful, but also because I like to watch them move, as they morph into various shapes. And when the sky is especially blue, the white clouds look like tufts of cotton floating across the sky. Clouds are fascinating.

    Also, I love your photograph. It’s picture perfect, and goes so well with your words…

    “Don’t give up the ship

    You’ll find your place in the world

    These things just take time.”


    Thanks for sharing, my friend. Have a super weekend!

    • Aw, thank *you*, Ron! I love watching the sky period. It changes colors, drips precipitation, and features a seemingly endless vista of cloud formations. When we were kids, we’d lie in the grass and gaze upwards on a hot summer’s day. Not a bad way to spend summer vacation, huh?!

      It’s Friday — enjoy your weekend, and I’m glad my Haiku was something you liked! xx

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