World of Words: November poetry competition runner-up

Clouded Vision, by Andrew Staunton

Look to the clouds, rather than listen to forecasts

Feel the wind, watch the yachts masts.

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Don’t just use your iPhone weather app

Go out and feel it, the sky is a map.

Cirrus clouds mean bad weathers coming

Nimbostratus soon rain will be drumming.

Cirrocumulus, brings unsettled weather

Stratocumulus, dry and as dull as heather

Cirrostratus, soon will bring showers

Stratus coats a drizzle over grateful flowers

Altocumulus and cumulus herald the sun

Cumulonimbus, thunder and lightning so run!