Writing prompt for tinywords 15.2

"Firmament," by Michele Harvey:  http://micheleharvey.com/%28medium%29_available.html#2

As we assemble the new issue of tinywords, 15.2, we hope you?ll look up and be inspired by Michele L. Harvey?s airy vision of summer, ?Firmament.” The photographic image of Michele?s painting appears here with the artist?s kind permission. It’s nothing but blue skies, green pastures and quite a display of clouds. Just the stuff to bring out a poem or two.

Add your best efforts in the comment box below. We’ll include the stand-out poem or poems in the up-coming issue of tinywords 15.2 that will go online in early September.

About the artist:
More of Michele L. Harvey?s fine art and poetry can be enjoyed at her website, micheleharvey.com.

86 Responses

  1. Alan Summers Says:

    old seed packets
    the summer names
    of war

    Alan Summers

  2. Deborah P Kolodji Says:

    really like this

  3. Alan Summers Says:

    Thank you Deborah that really does mean a lot, for so many reasons.

    warmest regards,


  4. Rehn Kovacic Says:

    Clouds playing–
    such imagination

  5. projectwords11 Says:

    weathering the storm
    I dream myself
    a perfect summer

  6. C. Robin Janning Says:

    the road home
    twisting turning lost then found
    clouds whisper

  7. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    almost free
    of dark clouds
    latest scan

  8. Kellieconetsco Says:

    Blue Skies
    they remind me
    of his blue eyes

  9. A. Paige White Says:

    They gather slowly

    Whispering thunder darkly

    When to send rain

  10. Gregory Longenecker Says:

    cabin puzzle
    slowly the sun comes out
    summer rain

  11. Michaela Coglaiti Says:

    places to go
    animal shapes in the clouds
    i stop on the hill

  12. Mike Schoenburg Says:

    the road to Oz
    encompasses the clouds
    as its compass

  13. Mike Schoenburg Says:

    summer skies
    pillows on blue
    along the long trail

  14. 575 Syllables Says:

    All of these poems
    look like they're going to be
    haikus, but they are

  15. Neil Meili Says:

    Lying on my back
    in the sky as well

  16. Nishant Mehrotra Says:

    cool breeze …
    a hint of sunshine
    behind your smile

  17. Maddy Dessanti Says:

    I scramble for as many
    breaths as I can get

  18. micheleharvey Says:

    deep summer grass
    the shape
    of daydreams

  19. Dave Read Says:

    cloud cover
    we see in their shapes
    their shadows

  20. Lamart Cooper Says:

    for this moment
    the benevolence
    of a flat tire

  21. penhart Says:

    storm clouds shadow
    sloping green pastures,
    the farmer's red dirt road—
    on the horizon, trees darken
    at our approach

  22. maril crabtree Says:

    countless clouds
    bountiful trees
    only one road

  23. Anne b grote Says:

    Ascending stairway

    Flanked by day lilies and moss

    Backyard birds abound

  24. Daniel Slaten Says:

    rolling hills rise up
    beneath cloud-dotted blue sky
    Heaven’s tears linger

  25. Perry L. Powell Says:

    no matter how high
    the path still leads to you

  26. Meredith Ackroyd Says:

    only breath
    between your body and mine
    horizon lines

  27. Barbara Kaufmann Says:

    lost and found

    a hawk’s feather

    pointing the way

  28. Barbara Kaufmann Says:

    summer sky
    the swirl of ice cream
    In a root beer float

  29. Sally Biggar Says:

    it never
    ceases to amaze
    how gently
    clouds reveal

  30. Dave Read Says:

    the dust
    of a dirt road
    rolling clouds

  31. Marietta McGregor Says:

    fractal clouds…
    the deeper blue
    of nothingness

  32. Deborah P Kolodji Says:


  33. madhurip Says:

    the cross pollination
    of my dna

  34. Julie Warther Says:

    cornflower field . . .

    here and there the sway

    of queen anne’s lace

  35. Meik Blöttenberger Says:

    What a wonderful haiku!

  36. Julie Warther Says:

    a time to dance . . .
    the space between

  37. Julie Warther Says:

    through chicory . . .
    pairs of cabbage whites

  38. Marietta McGregor Says:

    fair weather
    my steps buoyed up
    by cumulus

  39. Arvinder kaur Says:

    hydrangea clouds –
    how i long to find you
    through the maze

  40. Marietta McGregor Says:

    the satnav
    lost for words
    big sky

  41. Joseph Salvatore Aversano Says:

    while lying back my belly bleu majorelle
    note: 'bleu Majorelle' is Majorelle Blue, the color French expat artist Jaques Majorelle (1886-1962) used for the walls of his cool leafy gardens in Marrakech.

  42. Marie Shimane Says:

    these summer clouds —
    the ability to change
    should be so easy

  43. Ellen Grace Olinger Says:

    endless ways
    to create beauty
    summer skies

  44. Ana Drobot Says:

    empty mailbox –
    going and not coming back
    the clouds

  45. Josh Lefkowitz Says:

    Summer afternoon
    I’m lollygagging on grass
    The sky is so vast
    How can I celebrate it
    In thirty-one syllables

  46. Brad Minnard Says:

    Earth bound
    Clouds invite me to soar with them

  47. Meik Blöttenberger Says:

    off the grid
    tuning into
    windswept clouds

  48. polona Says:

    grape harvest morning of hot air balloons

  49. Bouwe Brouwer Says:

    summer afternoon
    a boy at the school window
    reads the clouds

  50. Barbara Kaufmann Says:

    pain reliever watching the cloud whales go by

  51. Barbara A. Taylor Says:

    merging black clouds

    the forecasters got it

    wrong again

  52. Susan Summers Says:

    deep blue
    with white puffs rolling
    these dirt roads

  53. Meredith Ackroyd Says:

    partly cloudy
    a memory of heat
    lingers between us

  54. Daniel Slaten Says:

    winding path leads home
    beneath cloud-dotted blue sky
    where we fell in love

  55. M. Shayne Bell Says:

    Pinball in play—
    how Da Vinci freed
    caged birds.

  56. Claudette Russell Says:

    cloud shapes
    if only I could change
    as effortlessly

  57. cristinammoldoveanu Says:

    Beautiful and full of meaning, so expressive.

  58. Claudette Russell Says:

    clouds drift away
    I find the path
    of second chances

  59. Elmedin Kadric Says:

    hovering above soldier’ dreams cotton candy clouds

  60. Elmedin Kadric Says:

    hovering above soldiers’ dreams cotton candy clouds

  61. haikurunner Says:

    changing clouds
    this time we take
    the backroad

  62. th. vandergrau Says:

    summer clouds we could walk all day

  63. cristinammoldoveanu Says:

    farmer's hands
    in every scratch

  64. haikurunner Says:

    country road

    rolling on for miles

    leisurely clouds

  65. snakypoet Says:

    so many clouds
    plump and round
    and apparently rollicking
    over their big blue meadow —
    kids in a playground

    – Rosemary Nissen-Wade

  66. Gene Mariani Says:

    cloud covered road
    beckons dreams
    a parallax view

  67. Candice Coughlin Says:

    Where a road takes you Unknown until end is reached Never go alone

  68. Candice Coughlin Says:

    Green surrounded road Cotton filled blue sky above Peaceful place to be

  69. Thom Norgang Says:

    shouldering our packs
    we walk through the clouds
    and into the sea

  70. Cezar Ciobika Says:

    back from the war…
    every cloud has
    a silver lining

  71. haikurunner Says:

    as simple

    as country clouds

    summer days

  72. @andreochka Says:

    gentle breeze
    a boy on the swing
    kicks a cloud

  73. Edward Beach Says:

    it comes to this
    the space inside the centre
    of cicadas

  74. Joanna Ashwell Says:

    between clouds
    all our chances
    gathered in rainfall

  75. Alan Summers Says:

    Wonderful poems by both Claudette and Joanna.

    Joanna, a question:
    Did you make your poem a separate post as well as a reply to Claudette's poem?
    I think your poem is worth being seen by more people.

    warm regards,


  76. Thom Norgang Says:

    distant thunder rolls
    carefully I add some gray
    and fold my easel

  77. Dru Philippou Says:

    folded into
    the morning's silence
    empty road home

  78. Laura Says:

    summer picnic
    the conversation drifts
    with the clouds

  79. Agnes Eva Savich Says:

    summer clouds
    baby smell
    against my lips

  80. SongsOfKat Says:

    I fall into this love
    like a new equilibrium
    with the sky

    Kat Lehmann

  81. Agnes Eva Savich Says:

    a beautiful day
    extra whipped cream
    in my waffle cone

  82. Theresa C. Says:

    late summer —
    dandelion seeds scatter
    cerulean skies

  83. kjmunro Says:

    shapes in the clouds
    change with the wind –
    what do you want to be…

  84. Deborah P Kolodji Says:

    the hint of anger
    in your voice
    summer's end

  85. ????? uc Says:

    thank you for this post.

  86. gbwhatsapp Says:

    great poems by both Claudette and Joanna I think and is worth being seen by people.

    your regards, gbwhatsapp

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