Cloud Thoughts

Paul Bewsher 1894 – 1966



Above the clouds I sail, above the clouds,
And wish my mind
Above its clouds could climb as well,
And leave behind
The world and all its crowds,
And ever dwell
In such a calm and limpid solitude
With ne'er a breath unkind or harsh or rude
To break the spell -
With ne'er a thought to drive away
The golden splendour of the day.
Alone and lost beneath the tranquil blue,
My God! With you!
  
Written in an Aeroplane.
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Submitted on August 03, 2020

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Scheme ABCBACDDCEEFF X
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 402
Words 81
Stanzas 2
Stanza Lengths 13, 1

Paul Bewsher

Born in England in 1894 Paul Bewsher first served during World War 1 in the Royal Naval Air Service from 1915 - 1918, he was shot down once during this period of service. He then moved into the Royal Air force from 1918 until 1919. He was awarded the Distinguished Sevices Cross. My poems (3)Titles list. more…

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