Thursday, April 02, 2020



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.


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

  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....

  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?

  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)

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


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