14/08/2013

CLOUDS

"I wandered lonely as a cloud that floats on high o'er vales and hills" . . .

We were driving home today after a dentist appointment (oh joy - another root canal) and I saw a solitary cloud in the otherwise dusty, calima-laden sky. So naturally the above poem popped into my mind - a lonely cloud.

But just a cotton-pickin' minute . . . wasn't Wordsworth an Englishman? I mean - how often do the skies over England only contain ONE cloud?

Just wondering.

9 comments:

  1. Just lately theu have contained none but now full of them. Had all my teeth root filled years ago on the National Health.

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  2. English skies often have one cloud - a really huge one that blocks all trace of blue and the sun!

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  3. I agree with Patsy's comment!

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  4. I read somewhere the original draft of the poem was 'I wandered lonely as a cow'.

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  5. Oh dear, Mike - I shall never think of that poem the same way again! I suppose Wordsworth, like the rest of us, struggled to find the right words. his name must have been a handicap too - it's a lot to live up to.

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  7. All skies all over the world, are different now.
    When is the last time you saw a clear night sky where every single space twinkled with a star's light?

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  8. Have to admit they do hang around in bunches. But at least that one cloud isn't raining on you.

    Hope you've recovered from the root canal work.

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