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Ode to a Mackeral Sky

"Cirrus clouds at Garry Point Park" - Ana Danesh, Richmond, British Columbia

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    Chris Murphy
    Weather Broadcaster

    Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 3:31 PM -

    "Mammatus Clouds over Asessippi" - Kellie Witzke, Shellmouth, Manitoba

    To be a cloud
    I would be so proud.
    But whichever one?
    There's many to choose from.

    I could be a wispy cirrus
    or a spooky mammatus.
    I could be harmless, charming or ominous;
    Obscuring the moon I am translucidous!

    I could produce sun dogs or a zenith arc
    or simply provide shade while you stroll in the park.
    Sure, there would be times you'd curse my name
    as I cancel your picnic or wash out your ballgame.

    "Sundogs" - Dalton, Yorkton, Saskatchewan

    But your gardens love it when I give 'em a soak
    thanks to ME you have lush leaves on your maple & oak!
    And don't forget the hours while passing time
    as a child you'd look at my shapes and guess my mime.

    "Mackeral sky!" - Rosie Friesen, Abbotsford, British Columbia

    So if you're wondering
    "A poem about being a cloud,
    who is this silly guy?"
    My explanation is inspiration
    provided by this morning's
    Mackeral Sky.

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