Monday, April 7, 2014

Rainbow In Ice


Rainbow In Ice

I found a little rainbow
trapped in a chunk of ice.
Iced rainbows are seldom seen;
I don’t expect to find one twice.

It stayed outside my window
where the wind would keep it cold.
There were seven strands of color
and a tiny pot of gold.

All winter long I studied it,
how the yellow rubbed the green.
Red and indigo made bookends
while the blue nestled in between.

I wondered where it came from,
this orphan rainbow child.
And though I longed to tame it
I knew to keep it wild.

One warm March day the rainbow left;
on brilliant wings it flew.
Perhaps I’ll see it, fully grown,
when summer storms pass through.

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