Thursday, April 02, 2020

Gratitude




Gratitude

I
give thanks
for the clouds.
Yes, the same ones
that spoiled your picnic,
that rained on your parade,
that flooded the soccer field.
I am thankful for clouds because
without them there'd be no rainbows, and
behind them there will always be blue skies.


©Mary Lee Hahn, 2020


This poem is an etheree, written with gratitude to Liz Garton Scanlon for her poetry prompts.



7 comments:

  1. It's a happy feeling to look for that silver lining, love the building up to a loving finale.

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  2. I am THRILLED that you did this!! And that you wrote yours about perspective. We may need to read this again and again and again for awhile....

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  3. I love this! Perfect for right now. I definitely have to try this during my poetry pairs! Can I use your poem for a mentor text?

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  4. Such simple words...such big and comforting meaning. Well done. I think the kids in any classroom would love this. I'd like to use this with students too (with credit, of course)

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    1. Thank you! It makes me so happy to know my words will go further than this blog page!

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