Poetry and Pictures - Weather

This painting by British artist John Constable (1776-1837) is called Seascape Study with Rain Cloud. On most of the painting he has painted a rain cloud and rain. Cumulonimbus clouds turn dark like this one and cause localized rain.
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They say a picture is worth a thousand words. But just what words?

We'd like to invite you to submit your own poem about this month's featured Weather image. Be as creative and expressive as you can! And check back next month to write another wonderful poem about a weather image.

Two Sides
by Naina, age 13, United States

Two sides
One kind
One evil

Two sides
One brings joy
One brings sorrow

Two sides
One helps create life
One brings death

Two sides
One hurtful
One helpful

Two sides
One destroying
One creating

Two sides

One flooding
One ending drought

Two sides

Two rains

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