Clouds and Life…

A post for Skywatch Friday inspired by the clouds. Also sharing with Friday Reflections (Ephemeral) and Poetry Pantry.

Ephemeral Clouds

Clouds and Life…

A fire burns within,
Just reflected light,
But is there more?

Ephemeral cloud,
One moment red,
The next jet black
Pouring out sorrow;

And yet, even that,
The sorrows within,
Ephemeral as well;

Nothing is forever.

I walk in the rain,
And life continues,
Also ephemeral.

You can read some of my earlier posts for: Skywatch Friday | Friday Reflections.

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(Β© Vinay Leo R. @ I Rhyme Without Reason,
3rd September, 2017)


Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

112 thoughts on “Clouds and Life…”

  1. Not sure if my comment made it through. It is lovely to see your name popping up on a link in the Pantry, Leo. Hope you are well. A beautiful poem – sorrows ephemeral, life continuing on……….nothing is forever. Sigh. Lovely reflections.

    • I’ll say! πŸ˜› That was true today afternoon. Went to have lunch with bright sunshine outside. Few minutes later, it’s pouring down like anything! LOL!

      Glad you loved reading it, Reema. πŸ˜€ Nice to see you here too!

  2. Hi Vinay Leo. Came here via Blogchatter Alexa challenge. Liked the elegant and uncluttered layout of your blog. Regarding your poem, I am intrigued with the use of ephemeral thrice in the poem and would like to know your thoughts behind the positioning of the word. Loved the metaphorical use of changing colours of sky with changing emotions.

    Also following your blog now πŸ™‚

    • Hi Gayatri! πŸ™‚ Welcome to my blog, and thank you so much for the follow!

      Glad you liked the layout. I’ve kept it so, though I’ve been tempted to clutter it a bit. πŸ˜‰ Well, first positioning of ephemeral is an observation of the cloud, how it changes so quickly. The second one compares the sorrows to the nature of the cloud, also temporary. And the last one is a contemplation of life itself, how quickly it can change or well, end. Nothing lasts forever, and it just moves on!

  3. Hi Vinay! Firstly, let me tell you that I love your style of writing. ItΒ΄s consistently brilliant. I thoroughly enjoyed this poem. It beautifully sends home the message that nothing is forever…live in the moment while also staying detached. Keep writing…I will be visiting your site for more such great reads. I warmly invite you to read my blogposts at Cheers!

    • Thank you so much for appreciating my writing, Tina Sequeira. πŸ™‚ I hope to keep it consistent.

      Glad you liked the poem, and the intent behind the words! πŸ˜€ I’ll come peruse the Edit soon!

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