Poetry in Motion
A Big Clown-Face-Shaped CloudKenneth Koch
A Big Clown-Face-Shaped Cloud
You just went by
With no one to see you, practically.
You were in good shape, for a cloud,
With perhaps several minutes more to exist
You were speaking, or seemed to be,
Mouth open wide, talking to a
Belted angel-shaped cloud
that was riding ahead.
From Possible World by Kenneth Koch. Copyright © 2002 by Kenneth Koch. Published by Alfred A. Knopf, a Division of Random House, Inc. Reprinted with permission of the Kenneth Koch Literary Estate.