Learn to Love The Grey Skies Too

Today is yet another rainy weekend day. We seem to have an abundance of those in our area lately, but I headed out for my daily walk anyway. Walking in the rain is something I’ve done more times than I can count. I know it’s not for everyone, but for me it’s no big deal. I’ve even taken some beautiful photographs that I would have otherwise missed out on. In fact, as I was out for a rainy day walk a few months ago, I was inspired to write a poem for my book “Rising Up” that was dedicated to grey skies. I decided today was the perfect day to share, so here it goes.


Learn to love the grey skies too

The fluffy puffs of snow

Drifting slowly towards the Earth to cover the flora in thick winter frosting

Learn to admire the ice sculptures of the lake

Branches draped in sparkling crystal

And the silence of a land in hibernation

Learn to love the cloudy skies

The rain that falls in a steady pit-pat on the leaves and the soil

Breathe in the scent of the wet ground, the mossy stones and the cedars

Marvel at the electrified sky

Alive with brilliant white lightning

The handwriting of the Gods

Every day will not be sunny

But if you can,

Learn to love the grey skies too



copyright Chantal Shanks 2018

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