Clouds are Necessary (New Poem by Polly Castor)

Clouds are Necessary (New Poem by Polly Castor)

Clouds are Necessary poem by Polly Castor

Clouds are Necessary

You want only clear sailing?
Don’t rain on your parade?
Clouds get a bad rap.
Think again.
Clouds are not
a burden to bear.
There is a cloud
within every piece of paper
any poem is written upon,
since the cloud waters the tree
from which the paper was made.
Water is over sixty percent
of the human body too.
We can’t be separated from it.
We drink water, bathe in it,
all our food requires it.
The fibers in the clothes we wear
are only possible because of it of it.
Water covers seventy one percent
of the earth, and fills all living
creatures from whales to bumblebees.
The sunny day cannot get all
the credit for your happiness.
Clouds keep everything refreshed,
flushed out, and not parched.
So what that it’s
cloudy and rainy again
all this week.
Remember that clouds
are our essential friends.
They are life affirming too,
so don’t be so impatient
for them to go.

by Polly Castor

Clouds are Necessary poem by Polly Castor

I work to amplify good wherever I find it. I love color, texture, beauty, great ideas, nature, metaphor, deliciousness, genuine spirituality, and exploring new territory. I encourage authenticity, nurture creativity, champion sustainability, promote peace, and hope to foster a new renaissance where we all are free to be our most fulfilled, multifaceted, and terrific selves. Read more here.


  1. Sue Krevitt 4 years ago

    I LOVE Clouds! Cloud-Poems! Cloud-Photos!
    Your Wonderful Poem-Reminder how important Clouds are!

    Thank you. ;<)

  2. Dilys 4 years ago

    Thanks, Polly. Clouds can be beautiful too!

    I appreciate the old saying “every cloud has a silver lining!”, which reminds us to always look for the blessings.

    I love the wonderful variety in your blogs! X

  3. Diane 4 years ago

    Great thoughts. Clouds do give so much character to the sky.
    Great photos too.

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