A Rainbow

wp-1591811684668.jpgthis cloud lurking overhead
has claimed me
it snuggles in
displacing the thread of hope
I’ve been holding fast to
it flits in the breeze of the blues
swishing through my fingers
at every grasp

I force myself into the garden
it looks thirsty
I turn on the garden hose
and there through the fine sprays
a rainbow

Pat R

6/09/20

14 responses to “A Rainbow

  1. Oh Wow…oh wow, oh wow–I So love this, Pat…echoes my up and down moods–hope and faith, fatigued despair, then my prism makes rainbows on the wall and I’m buoyed up again!

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      • You know what–technically my prism isn’t a prism, I guess. Years ago an acquaintance gifted me with a small (3-4 inch) heavy glass piece which has the praying hands and “Love” etched inside…if that makes sense. It has 4 wide sides with 4 additional narrow faces sort of on the corners, and the top and bottom are maybe 2-inches. It appears to be clear glass..but I’m not sure whether there’s some color added in–or whether just any amount of light at all produces a bit of sheer color on the glass. Anyhoo–when the western sun hits it, I get rainbows floor to ceiling, so it certainly acts like a prism! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve seen prisms on Amazon–and am considering ordering an “official” type ๐Ÿ™‚

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      • Right, nic-nac stores…I don’t have access to stores much, not ones that have things like prisms, so Amazon has become my one-stop-shopping ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. There is so much I love about your poem. The juxtaposition between lurking and snuggling is very poignant. We usually associate snuggling with the close connectedness of lovers, while lurking has a more negative connotation. Here, the cloud approaches with the outer tenor of beauty but is discordant beneath the surface. The rainbow suggests the recurring hope that tethers us from floating off into the darkness. I love how the rainbow comes because of something the protagonist does. It is positive action that conjures forth that rainbow and, at least temporarily, drives that cloud away.

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  3. Thanks for joining in on my escape today Michael. This one was an attempt to quell the blues. I see you appreciated the play on lurking & snuggling๐Ÿ˜Š, good! Just so you know, the original choice was “settles.” Wouldn’t have had the same impact I don’t think. Glad you like it.

    Pat

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