Inhaling Clouds at Twilight

I caught the lion
Moving stealthily across skies
Inhaling clouds at twilight
Within moments he changed

He captured my attention
I traveled to childhood
Dreams of long ago
Reappearing through memory’s veil
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© rgb for “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”, 2011

As a participant in the Thursday Poet’s Rally of Promising Poets’ Poetry Cafe, I am honored to be a recipient of

The Perfect Poet Award for Week 47
for the entry
Living in Your Light

I thank Jingle and  Promising Poets’ Poetry Cafe for the continued support and encouragement in each poet’s endeavor.

Please visit my nomination:  Nadira of nadirafromkannur for “When the mountains meditate” as well as the well deserving poets recognized in this week’s rally: complete list of the winners.

Sojourn to discover Week 47 Fresh Poets To Explore and talented participants in Thursday’s Poet’s Rally.


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About becca givens

Becca is an artist, poet, and animal communicator. She delights in cooking, nurturing, and sharing a rich spiritual life with others on the Path.
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8 Responses to Inhaling Clouds at Twilight

  1. Changing every minute to take a new form. ..clouds can really let our imaginations wander , just as they do across the skies. Great that you still have that child in you who can conjure up images of the lion inhaling clouds at twilight. And I am so touched by your nomination. Thanks a ton. But that places a huge responsibility on me:-(

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  3. dani says:

    i agree with Gemma “Such a magical line…inhaling clouds at twilight!” this is one of my very favorite of your poems, becca! just stunning! ♥

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    • becca givens says:

      It was just one of those moments where the line came before the rest of it … hence I knew this would be my first attempt at 4×4! Thank you, dani for all of your support and generous comments. xoxox

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  4. Such a magical line…inhaling clouds at twilight! Lovely!

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  5. siggiofmaine says:

    I LOVE looking at clouds and seeing “life” in them…
    your poem is perfect.
    Thank you for sharing.
    ☮ ♥. Siggi on the Downeast Coast of Maine

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    • Becca Givens says:

      Siggi – it is something I loved to do when I was younger … then sadly, I forgot about it. Recently, I have been trying to be more mindful of its importance in play and imagination. I was filling the water bowl for my “puppies” last night – and I looked up and immediately saw him … I ran inside to grab my camera and almost missed him … he changed that quickly. It still was fun to enjoy as the water bowl overflowed. 😀

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