Saturday, February 2, 2013

Cloud Conversation

Dear friends,

I am on my way.

Busy rushing.

But I can't even get past 
the end of my street 
before I must 

(It is a blue and white sign this time.)

The clouds are calling me.

The heavens
declare the glory,
sing the grace.
show the goodness.

I pause to speak to these ethereal friends.
A conversation as silent as the clouds,
but I say,

"Thanks for the reminder: 
glory, grace, goodness.
I needed that." 

Just a few words, 
or several thousand words, really,
for a picture is worth a thousand, they say.

Then I am off again.

Miles away, clouds shift, sun sets.

I can peek behind the busyness
and see them.

I stop again.
Go around for a clear view.

Lake. Clouds. Sun. Trees. Beauty.

Even the building
reflects the glory
in four levels.
All beauty, still.

And on the ground, too,
something else speaks.

The message:
It is all in the angle,
the perspective.
I can see it from this end.
Or that end.
Or both.

Both is better by far.

Don't forget to look...
all around.

Clouds, more clouds, and the realities of life: 

P.S. A fitting poem, if clouds are friends... And this is why I stop.

A Time to Talk

When a friend calls to me from the road 
And slows his horse to a meaning walk, 
I don't stand still and look around 
On all the hills I haven't hoed, 
And shout from where I am, What is it? 
No, not as there is a time to talk. 
I thrust my hoe in the mellow ground, 
Blade-end up and five feet tall, 
And plod: I go up to the stone wall 
For a friendly visit. 

Glory. Grace. Goodness.

With love,
Virginia Knowles


  1. oo we have a lot in common. I am a cloud lover too and even developed a book proposal about them. Looking up makes a difference. coming over from Sunday Community and glad I found your blog!

  2. Love cloud pictures! Look up; thy redemption draweth nigh.

  3. These beautiful pics capture God's beauty.

  4. Thank you for your kind words, ladies!

  5. Amazing images. Thanks for engaging in this conversation!

    A new acquaintance said he once had a pet bird who could read his thoughts if he made them visual. Makes sense I guess. Nature has always spoken to us this way.

  6. Truth, beauty,and goodness...lovely post!

  7. I love that the sky is a constant source of creativity. The image through the trees is particularly good


  8. I am always amazed by how different and beautiful God makes each sunrise and sun is such a picture of His love!

  9. Thanks for this post and the words you used to declare the glory of the Lord. Thanks for linking up at WholeHearted Home this week.

  10. The Heavens declare the glory of God...if we only stop to look. Thank you.

  11. thank you for this celestial journey
    His glory displayed!

  12. Beautiful pictures and beautiful words...together they make a beautiful post!

  13. Hello,
    your blog is lovely, both pics and words.


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