Nefelibata* – Cloud Choka – June 4, 2015



you walk the high winds
in both summer and winter
by night and by day
flying white or grey steeds
or standing stomping
way way up in the blue sky
I long and wonder
of the lands that you’ve seen
as I watch your games
like a mage or shape changer
you change constantly
then expanding you’re soon gone
only to return
on sky-flying white swans
herding lost sheep –
children delight in the parks
picking out your shapes
Nefelibata walk high
bring your delights
though scientists say – just clouds
water vapour – in the sky

© G.s.k. ‘15

*Nefelibata:  A cloud walker; One who lives in the cloud of their own imagination or dreams, or one who does not abide by the precepts of society, literature, or art; An unconventional, unorthodox person.

Written for CDHK #748 clouds

Cloud Walker – All in a Word Prompt

NefelibataHigh above,
Where humans rarely go
Nefelibata roamed
Writing poems
Creating worlds
Which you and I
Had never known …
Magically composed
Taking us into the realm
Of clouds …
Though a picture
Is worth a thousand words
A poetic image
By Nefelibata was worth more …
Until one day
He became
By the Earth
And no longer flew
In the sky above.

I’ve known more than one poet who could have been called Nefelibata…like Icarus they flew so high, and like Icarus they fell back to the Earth, but who knows unlike Icarus they may fly again!

Written for All in a Word – 13th Floor Paradigm