Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Rainbow In Ice
I found a little rainbow
trapped in a chunk of ice.
Ice rainbows are seldom seen;
I don’t expect to see 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 long to time 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 pa
Posted by Ralph Fletcher at 7:16 AM