AN ENTERTAINING SUMMER – DAY #9: SUMMER CLOUDS

This Saturday’s feature film is “Summer Clouds” (Iwashigumo), a 1958 Japanese film directed by MIKIO NARUSE. Naruse seems to be fascinated by clouds since his other titles include “Floating Clouds” and “Scattered Clouds”

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Summer Clouds (1958)

Synopsis: The country makes an unusual setting for Naruse, known for his city films, and the lyrical, open-air feeling of this color, Cinescope film almost hides the defeat that permeates the story of a war widow with a young boy who manages a farm with her bossy mother-in-law, while trying to be independent of her traditional farming family. 

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We often gaze at the sky and see cloud formations that reminds us of something. So too, we look at clouds and are inspired enough to write a cloud poem! Whatever the title “Summer Clouds” brings to mind, write it into your poem. Maybe something in a Japanese form to steer your words? Either way, do not float away until you write your summer themed cloud poem!