yoko – clouds
John met Yoko in November 1966. A short while after that, John was in India studying meditation with The Beatles. Yoko frequently sent him letters. “She would write things like,
‘I am a cloud. Watch for me in the sky.’”
In John’s song ‘Oh Yoko on his Imagine album, he sings,
“In the middle of a cloud I call your name.”
In 2017 Yoko was awarded credit as co-writer of John’s song, ‘Imagine’ based upon audio tapes of John saying that she inspired it.
Imagine the clouds dripping.
Dig a hole in your garden to
put them in.
“Actually, that should be credited as a Lennon-Ono song because a lot of it-the lyric and the concept-came from Yoko. But those days I was a bit more selfish, a bit more macho, and I sort of omitted to mention her contribution. But it was right out of Grapefruit, her book. There’s a whole pile of pieces about ‘Imagine this’ and ‘Imagine’ that’…”
– John Lennon
WISH PIECE III
Whisper your dream to a cloud.
Ask the cloud to remember it.
– y.o. Acorn, 2013
Also see my story:
Yoko Art: The Cloud
(Toshiro Mayuzumi’s album cover 1958)
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