the taste of clouds
today the clouds
danced close against
fields too young to reap.

so close it seemed
that with just one
extra-ordinary leap

you could touch them
with your fingers as
they sailed serenely by;

you could taste them
with your tongue stuck out and
lick them from the sky!

oh, I have hurdled
heaven’s vault;
with joy I’ve raced the wind

in naive dreams;
too young to reap;
where everyone ascends!

yet lately, though
I’m older and I
stoop beneath the sun,

I keep waking in
the night, the taste
of clouds upon my tongue!