I like the double surprise of this one.  I wouldn’t easily associate clouds with fruit, nor ‘voluptuous’, though cumulus clouds can be plumply Rubenesque. Now, which summer fruits qualify as ‘voluptuous’?  Berries, no, they are too astringent and contained.  It would have to be peaches and apricots, surely.

‘Above, cumulus clouds as voluptuous as summer fruits.’

See also my bestellar review of this wonderful book, complete with a mosaic of quotations, metaphors, triologisms and other alluring Eskimo words.

 

Source: Barry Lopez, Arctic Dreams, 244

Photo credit: unsplash.com – Lim Changwon

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