Friday, April 6, 2018

          Rainbow In Ice
                                       by Ralph Fletcher

          I found a little rainbow
          trapped in a chunk of ice.
          Iced 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 longed to tame it,
          I knew to keep it wild.

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


  1. Love Rainbow in Ice. It was one of my favorite poems in WATER PLANET. I'm glad you shared it here today!