馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

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The Daffodils by Wordsworth. To be visible or not to be!

The Daffodils by Wordsworth. To be visible or not to be!natural cloud swirl fractals!
I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;

Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,

They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:

I gazed鈥攁nd gazed鈥攂ut little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:
For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;

And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.
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By my favourite聽POET聽William Wordsworth

I wandered lonely as a cloud.聽

This metaphor comes to life in this poem.聽

This is one of the poems I fell in love with at age 8 or 9.

For artists and poets of the Romantic period, clouds provided a metaphor for mobility and transformation. Shelley found in clouds a swift-moving image of constancy-in-change - 鈥淚 change but I cannot die鈥 (鈥淭he Cloud鈥 l.76). Taken from Cloud Studies of the Visible Invisible by Mary Jacobus. It's very interesting, a must read and focuses on a different observation.

William Wordsworth focussed on the daffodils and compared them to people swaying and dancing in the breeze. I focus on the clouds.

Isn't that how we all start off in the world. A step into the big mother earth. All the hardwork we put in help us become clouds.聽

We are of different colours, shapes and formed differently.

Different particles like water vapour, aerosels, the temperature etc combine together to form clouds.

All the elements on this earth prepare us to become a cloud. We use the people and our immediate surrounding to grow and become the people we are.

Some times few element's in the environment force themselves during the formation determining the density of the cloud while some, naturally unify in us. This can determine the intensity of the clouds actions, it's colour, it's ability to move and it's giving back to nature.

Forster and Damisch defined clouds as

"A visible aggregate of minute particles of water suspended in the atmosphere.- Thomas Forster"

"A body without a surface but not without sub-stance. . . . Although it has no surface, cloud is visible - Hubert Damisch"


When billions of liquid droplets, aerosels etc come together they become a visible cloud.

Our family, education, friends and the immediate聽surrounding we grow up in, with a billion other things enable us to move/become a cloud.聽

But becoming a visible or invisible cloud depends entirely on us.

Clouds are shape shifters!聽

Where we are, what we absorb within ourselves shape our actions and who we are.

When all our learning, actions and skills come together to help us shine we become a visible cloud.聽
If we do not put into practice聽all that we gain from the universe.聽We become an invisible cloud聽that simply fades away.聽

To be a visible cloud one has to gain all the right elements on the earth.

This can be from any source. It could be books, people, social media, animals, nature and so on.

I find this cloud analogy quite fascinating.聽

When burdened or heavy with our acquisition from the environment we need to shed rain to become light again.聽

Lightening our burdens bring about good in the longer run. We must keep emptying unwanted burdens, thoughts and negative energies to be able to add on to our knowledge and well being on we go! To absorb from nature again.

Giving enables us to receive again.聽
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When we give back to nature we become light and beautiful in heart again - A beautiful fractal cloud.

We form different shapes during our existence. The rain we shed benefits some and cause disaster to some.聽

We need to know when, where and how to shed the right amount of rain. In order for benefits to be reaped out of the same by others.聽

To benefit others and the self.

Remember clouds are naturally occurring fractals!

I GUESS THAT'S
A GOOD METAPHOR
OF WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU
DON'T KEEP A HARD COPY
YOUR WORK.

They say "Every cloud has a silver lining".聽

I believe our silver lining is formed by our own actions and hence we need to stop looking for someone else to be our silver lining!

Be your own silver lining!聽

Give to receive!

Be a visible beautiful cloud that makes the day of someone who sees you and receives from you!

Have a beautiful day everyone!

Here's a cloud cartoon to end on a fun note.

About me

I am a brand ambassador on beBee, an ardent
reader and during my working hours provide HR
Recruitment services to many organisations in
the GCC. | love life and live to enjoy every single
minute given to me. | love to write and do so
rarely ( Winks)

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馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

4 years ago #10

#12
Your comment brings happiness to me. The article by Mary Jacobus has so much to take away from as well. Thank you Sara. My learning never stops with you all around. I鈥檓 blessed.

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

4 years ago #9

Dear . I am grateful to your mention of me in one of your comments as it brought your buzz to my attention. I am also flattered by your generous words as I find your writing so inspiring and informative. A perfect combination for the right kind of learning. This buzz has provided me with much to take away. Thank you so much for writing and sharing.

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

4 years ago #8

Federico \ud83d\udc1d \u00c1lvarez San Mart\u00ednfe Hi Federico hope you're doing great. When we tag someone do you see a part of their name appears again at the end of the tag is that a glitch in the app or something looks odd though 馃槈. Thanks in advance 鈽

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

4 years ago #7

#6
Thank you Praveen Raj Gullepallipravee 馃馃悵

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

4 years ago #6

#5
Thank you dear Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee inspired me to venture in this form of writing and I would like to thank you both for enriching my mind.

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

4 years ago #5

#4
Thank you for all your support on this beautiful beBee journey we all share. You inspire many of us personally and professionally. Want to go out there and shine like you are. I can't wait to start on live buzzes from Dubai. Thanks for the push I'll get them out here soon for everyone to see the side of Dubai that I love alot. #beBeesforever

Ali 馃悵 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

"But becoming a visible or invisible cloud depends entirely on us". You are a visible fractal cloud and your cloud rained wisdom, beauty, imagination and great thoughts. You are a gifted poet for you fill your poem to the brim with your interesting and matured ideas.

David B. Grinberg

David B. Grinberg

4 years ago #3

Fatima, thanks so much for sharing yet another lovely piece of writing which is profound, thought-provoking, motivational and inspirational. What a lovely buzz from a lovely young lady (if you don't mind the compliment). I'm copying our dear friend, Milos Djukic, per your reference to fractals. Also, FYI, I watched some very interesting TV documentaries featuring stunning Dubai with its amazing attractions and super modern architecture. The show even highlighted a spiral shaped high-rise apartment tower which revolves on its own (for the views, I assume). Thus, if you ever have a chance to do a Live Buzz from Dubai that would really BEE awesome -- or any Live Buzz, for that matter, as I'm sure you are very articulate and telegenic behind the camera lens. Just something to consider. Thanks again for brightening our days with your poetic prose and beautiful blogging buzz!

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

4 years ago #2

#1
Thank you Geoff Hudson-Searle for taking the time to read and comment.

Geoff Hudson-Searle

Geoff Hudson-Searle

4 years ago #1

Beautiful poem Fatima, wonderful blog!

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