The clouds didn’t want their snow.

Too long was their journey

they simply let it go

as far as the eye could see.


Before they’d moved on

the sun returned the snow.

Finish what you’ve begun

it said, before you go.

R. Charboneau


Artwork: Georges Seurat – Snow Effect: Winter in the Suburbs (1882-3)

11 thoughts on “The Clouds Didn’t Want Their Snow

      1. I like Seurat, but I wasn’t familiar with this painting. I love how the clouds and the snow mirror each other. We’ve been getting a lot of snow recently, and I don’t think winter is going anywhere soon… So I appreciated your poem even more. 🙂

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      2. You’re right, he does mirror them. I think that’s what I liked about it. I’d never seen this style from him before I went looking for paintings of snow, but I really like the “messiness” of it.
        I’m humbled that you appreciated the poem. Winter’s not going anywhere here either 🙂

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