“Clouds across the Canyon” by John Gould Fletcher

"Clouds across the Canyon"

Shadows of clouds

March across the canyon,

Shadows of blue hands passing

Over a curtain of flame.


Clutching, staggering, upstriking,

Darting in blue-black fury,


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John Gould Fletcher's poem "Clouds across the Canyon" from his "Arizona" sequence was published in the 1916 Some Imagist Poets anthology. To read this poem in full in a digitized version of this publication, follow the link(s) below:


The Modernist Journals Project

Project Gutenberg (text version)