Folding Rainbows

I watch each crystal raindrop
that trickles down the window,
a tear that lands with a dull plop
in the blur of steamed-up glass.
Inside each crystal raindrop
is a spectrum folded in a bow,
science captured in a full stop,
a miracle that cannot be surpassed.
Somewhere there’s a ray of hope
and sunshine will follow rain,
reflected in each crystal raindrop.

Kim M. Russell, 2018

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My response to Imaginary Garden with Real Toads Fashion me your words to fold ~ RAINBOWS

Gillena is our host this weekend and she says that so far, for the Year 2018, she has watched in awe SIX rainbows. She tells us that she loves rainbows and shares her favourite fact about rainbows:  a rainbow doesn’t even actually “exist,” … it’s not an object, it’s an optical phenomenon.  So she has challenged us to let our words fold as many colours as we wish into a rainbow with the following constraints or guidelines:

Our poems must have 11 lines; the end phrase of line one repeats at line sfive and elevn; the rhyme of line one continues in every other line and there must be a reference to nature and how it affects us as poets.

24 thoughts on “Folding Rainbows

  1. Bravo bravo you really understood and got into the form . I luv your whimscal approach to rainbows and the inquisitive delight of the science mind, My favourite line of your poem is
    “science captured in a full stop,”

    Thank you for your participation Kim

    much love…

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  2. Wonderful poem Kim. You did well with this sticky picky challenge. My brain cells will not allow me to indulge but it is a lovely form. The last five lines sum up everything – science, hope, grey, color. Lovely.

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