Friday, March 18, 2022

A Secret or a Surprise

Cloud Pocket
by Amy LV

Students - I could never tell you why I wrote about a secret cloud today for I have no idea. I could try to trace it back to yesterday, when I spent a lot of time outside on a beautiful spring day. I could try to trace it to all of the magical fiction books I've been reading lately. I was simply writing in my notebook this morning, about all kinds of things...

...and the cloud showed up!

So, I have two possibilities for you today.

1. You might consider writing about a secret - either a real or a magical secret. If it's real, you may change anything you wish.

2. You might consider just writing, writing, writing and seeing what or who shows up on the page. Allow a surprise to arrive.

Writing gives. When you least expect and never know what will happen, words will arrive. 

Ruth is hosting today's Poetry Friday roundup at There is no such thing as a God-forsaken town with a haibun (combination of prose and haiku) about a morning collection of birds. Please know that all are welcome each Friday as folks share poems, poem books, poetry ideas, and friendship. I'm hosting next week!

I send you secrets and surprises today, my dear friends.



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  1. Lovely sentiment, Amy. I look at clouds so often so think I'll take a few myself today! Wishing you a few today, too.

  2. I love the idea of holding the cloud for a while, and then letting it go. Appreciating it, and not having to own it. <3

  3. What a beautiful, wistful, full of imagination-magic poem. I love it.

  4. Allow a surprise to show up. Yes! Thanks for sharing your surprise, Amy!

  5. I love how that little cloud tucked itself into your brain, poem, pocket and gave us all a smile!

  6. Love the whimsy in this poem, Amy, as well as the little drawing. Thank you for sharing a bit of your imagination.

  7. So so kind of you to set the cloud free at the end of the day. I believe in abundance! There will be more clouds tomorrow to secret away for a day. :)

  8. A magical little poem, Amy. Maybe the occasional cloud could be sown into a pillow, whereupon you could float in your sleep. Your delightful poem has already sparked thoughts within me. Such is the power of words and thoughts delivered in this unique way.

  9. Your poem's ending kinda reminds me of Shel Silverstein, love it, thanks Amy!

  10. The secret cloud is a lovely thought. It gets me thinking, too, of the secret communication between us and the clouds as we all see different shapes as they shift. Thanks, Amy!