Clouds again

Stephen Chinnock

23 September 2020

As I sit on the back deck
facing directly north
the afternoon winter sun
puts on a show

Illuminated from behind
the clouds create
a moving scenario
in blue, black and white
with shades of grey

Animals appear
just yesterday there were sheep
sometimes a whale
or equally satisfying
random shapes
drifting in exquisite slow motion
east to the sea

In between the trees
branches dancing
in the breeze
another dimension of delight

What a blessing
to have a deck
facing directly north
and the sound of the surf
in my attentive ears!