Once I Saw a Cloud

Once I saw a cloud;
Cliffs around the edges,
With water coming down.
Only an angel could go there
Without being there to drown.
It gave me a surprising feeling –
Was it an angels house?
And though it seemed big to me,
Was it only the size of a mouse?

– Written by Anna Williams at age 8
Vermont, USA

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About Anna

Anna Vera Williams is a poet, a photographer, a blogger, and a webmaster. She is the webmaster of Poems, Poets, & Poetry, which provides poetry resources and allows other poets to showcase their work. Her photographs can be found at Anna Vera's Photography, and her books and photos can be purchased at Lulu.com.

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5 Responses to “Once I Saw a Cloud”

  1. Beaman Says:

    Pretty impressive prose for an 8 year-old. 🙂

  2. ekhosama Says:

    Ok, 8 yr old genius. Anna, have u published any poems yet?

  3. Anna Says:

    Yes, you can see my book here. Thank you!

  4. Olivia Says:


    I made a scrapbook page with the poem, “I Once Saw A Cloud”. I did give credit to the author.

  5. Anna Says:

    Thanks for letting me know Olivia, that’s great.

    One thing, when you publish one of my poems online I require that you include a link back to the post with the original poem, on this blog. Could you please add a link to:


    Thanks very much 🙂

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