I dream strange dreams within my tower room, Dreams from the glimmering realms of even gloom; Until each princely guest doth, landing, raise His eyes, upon the full-orbed moon to gaze -- The old moon-palace that in ocean stands Mid clouds of thistle-down and jewelled strands.
The lonely convent on the hill Draws merchants faring from the west; Almost upon the waters still The quiet clouds lean down and rest.
Let us go up before those clouds dissolve in water, and the wind is let loose
Below them, the tempest; above them, the starry firmament, tranquil, mute, impassible, with the moon projecting her peaceful rays over these angry clouds.
Then he got up, paddled about, rearranged the ballast bags on the floor, watched the clouds for a time, and turned over the maps on the locker.
He got more and more perplexed up there among the clouds as to what he should do with this wonderful find of his.
He stood up and beheld the sun, a great ball of blinding gold, setting upon a tumbled sea of gold-edged crimson and purple clouds, strange and wonderful beyond imagining.
He looked over in time to see a minute white splash in the dim waters below him, and then he was back in the snow and clouds again.
The first time the moonlit clouds were white and dense, and the shadow of the balloon ran athwart them like a dog that followed; afterwards they seemed thinner.
Only the wind is stronger, the clouds
seem denser and more overwhelming, the waves appear to have grown bigger and more threatening during the night.
Furthermore, close to the Mountains of the Clouds dwells a good friend, Ja the Mezop.
The Mountains of the Clouds constitute a mighty range," replied Perry.
You need merely come to the foot of the highest peak of the Mountains of the Clouds.
We were now fairly well equipped for our search for a pass to the opposite side of the Mountains of the Clouds.