“Musings” by Shirley Ballard


I’ve often thought

that clouds are souls

there are so many

of both.

certainly there are enough

souls and clouds

and sky…

the universe is endless

and sky…

but life is not

not in the way we think.

the nightly stars

in a language strange

to those still Earth bound.

Shirley Ballard

(Miss Calif. 1944)


L. K. Thayer’s Foto Fetish

© 2011


  1. lkthayer · January 14, 2011

    Beautiful Shirley, I love your musings!! 🙂

  2. paul mckay · January 14, 2011

    man, i’m more impressed every time, Lady Shirley; your stuff is so tight and concise and spare but packing so much power and beauty.

  3. Lordy · January 14, 2011

    We see the stars yet will never touch them…..Shirley is a star but one that touches us.

    • lkthayer · January 15, 2011

      Mitch, you are brilliant!!!
      Sent on the Now Network from my Sprint® BlackBerry

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