This painting by British artist John Constable (1776-1837) is called Seascape Study with Rain Cloud. On most of the painting he has painted a rain cloud and rain. Cumulonimbus clouds turn dark like this one and cause localized rain.
The Sky is Low, The Clouds Are Mean, a poem by Emily Dickinson
The Sky Is Low, The Clouds Are Mean
The sky is low, the clouds are mean,
A travelling flake of snow
Across a barn or through a rut
Debates if it will go.
A narrow wind complains all day
How some one treated him;
Nature, like us, is sometimes caught
Without her diadem.
- by Emily Dickinson (1830-1886, American poet)
Last modified December 19, 2007 by Lisa Gardiner.
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