I have always found this interesting in reviewing everyone says you repeated clouds three times in this poem, how about changing clouds to something else. But a lot of the time in poetry I find they don't do this. So, why do people say not to repeat words, when words are repeated in other poems all the time? What is your take on this? The same thing with stories as well, you read some of them and they repeat words. An example would to look at Hemmingways stories for repeating words. And an example of repeating words in poetry would the Lovesonge of Alfred J. Prufrock by T.S. Elliot. Example of Prufrock: "The yellow fog that rubs its back upon the window-panes, The yellow smoke that rubs its muzzles on the window-panes"