Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Rainbow


                                                                                     Picture by Solipsist
Image: A unique double rainbow
Image Source: Wikimedia Commons licensed under Creative Commons (here)
Title: Special meaning to me being the title of my blog

Kaleidoscopic
The dispersal of colors
through rays of the sun

The colors exit
reflecting from raindrops to
create a rainbow

How to make sure one
remembers the sequence of
the rainbow colors

Say it, Richard Of
York Gaveup Battle In Vain
So now you have it!

The mnemonic ROYGBIV can be read as Richard Of York Gaveup Battle In Vain which stands for RED ORANGE YELLOW GREEN BLUE INDIGO and VIOLET in that order (Red having the longest wavelength at one end and Violet the shortest at the other)

Written for Chev's  Carpe Diem #10 with prompt Rainbow

16 comments:

  1. I prefer remembering colors through VIBGYOR :-)

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    1. That's right! It can be from the other way round. Starting from Violet to Red in that order.

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  2. rainbows are vivid reminders of hope for me...even after the storm...we always learned ROY G BIV

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    1. Hope and also a wonder! Yes, yet still a little twist to the mnemonic.

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  3. Thank you for sharing how to remember the colors of the rainbow. I just learned something new :)

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  4. Rainbows can be such a sight
    And like all the little tricks that take flight
    The cat relates things to movies I suppose
    Then I never forget how things flow

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    1. Nature gives us varied colors
      In TV or movies transformed
      Always a delight to savor
      Privilege of sighted persons

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  5. I remember ROY G BIV from elementary school! Your Haiku feel more prose-like to me than usual, but that's appropriate for a true teaching Haiku set. The visual is beautiful. Once upon a mythic day a friend and I drove through a double near Colby College in Maine, and took new names as sisters and new daughters of the rainbow. Fun days.

    BTW, Mine is also a true teaching haiku in a way.

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    1. You've said it Susan! I love haiku for that reason. It needn't rhyme, prose-like or otherwise it's still acceptable. Better yet, that element of 'season' often missed in no way caused it to be considered 'defective' - not in this community anyway! Yes, we get converted to appreciating it more when we see one in front of our eyes. And you remember Colby College even now for that reason (when you take the time to give a long comment I'll reciprocate likewise) Thanks Ma'am!

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  6. Nice haiku, all of them.
    From now on I will remember the sequence of the rainbow colours, thanks to ROY G BIV.
    :)

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    1. That's right! In fact there are choices. There're mnemonics or phrases if you like

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  7. Love rainbows. Amazing glimpse into what makes up light, a whole spectrum of colors. Such a miracle in itself.

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    1. It was a fascination when one first got a glimpse (in the lab) of the dispersion through a prism. Yes, a miracle!

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  8. Hank,
    When we were in FMC, the easiest way to remember the rainbow colors was VI Boys, go and Get Your Rifles.

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    1. Hal,
      You remember that! Yes, an 'O' is missed though. Get Your Own Rifles it should be. Yet another way of remembering VIBGYOR.It slipped my mind until you mentioned it here! Thanks!

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