So the midweek motif at Poets United is clouds.
For inspiration, we are given (among other poems) this Basho:
Clouds Come and Go by Matsuo Basho
“The clouds come and go,
providing a rest for all
the moon viewers” — Matsuo Basho
Which I love, because, who would think of that? Who would look at a cloud and think, well, for people staring at the moon, that’ll be a pause for the cause. Of course, who knows… maybe moon-looking was a thing in Basho’s day. Or maybe that kind of punchline was common. I just can’t but love it.
And I’m thinking, well, what will I write about clouds?
I’ve got clouds on the mind, you see.
Then I see this:
This is brilliant, too, to me. Whether it is photoshopped or not.
I wish I had a zen-like punchline ala Basho, or an unlooked-for association as can be found in the photo. Instead, all I’ve got is…
Getting Lost in Azure Cloud
After some fits and false starts
Working with tech well beyond my ken
By just keeping at it, click-clicking, downloading
And installing any number of applications,
I managed to use (ahem) a Bitnami LAMP stack
To deploy a Drupal Content Management System
As a virtual machine
In Azure Cloud Storage.
Now if that sounds like Greek to you,
Then we are pretty much on the same page.
I sat back and looked at what I had done
And at all the menus full of words I don’t know
And thought, well, I have certainly done… something.
Not a very pretty poem is it? Not lovely like a cloud is lovely. Nor stately.
Perhaps it would play better as a Haibun. If I put a senryu on the end like…
Eyes full of blue cloud
I see not well what I do
Rather flying blind