Friday, September 20, 2013

Wonder of the Rainbow

                                                                                 Attribution: Evelyn Simak
Image: Rainbow
Source: Wikimedia Commons (here)

Note: Rainbows are caused when the sun shines onto droplets of moisture in the earth's atmosphere. The rainbow colors range from red (on the outside) and violet (on the inside). Rainbow displays occur when part of the sky is still cloudy and the observer is at a spot with clear sky in the direction of the sun - Wiki

This morning's rainbow
shares its deep violet edge
with the misty moon    -   haiku by Mabson Southard

Red at the extreme
Violet at the opposite
Colors in between

Wonder of nature
Consistent in its make-up
Emblazoned up high

Coolness of drizzle
Persistence in appearance
Hugging Sun’s rays tight

Chev at CARPE DIEM's Special #58  suggests to come up with haiku 
 in the spirit of Mabson’s haiku as given in italics above


  1. Forget the colors I want a pot of gold haha but yeah the colors are nice too

  2. Yes... definitely a wonder of nature to be savored whenever they occur!

  3. Rainbows are wondrous things to observe - still searching for the pot of gold...
    Anna :o]

  4. A beautiful set, Hank... each distinct, yet beautifully colored like the rainbow.

  5. Hey Hank--a very descriptive set of poems--thanks. k.

  6. the rainbow is a visual that is rich in symbolism...the beauty after the storm...i might get to see one today as it is def raining....

  7. i love rainbows.. a sign from god - always gives me a comforting peaceful feel.. and so much beauty....

  8. altho rainbows are scientifically explained, your set reminds me of their ethereal beauty.

  9. The last one is one of my favorites so far... kudos.

  10. Hank ... another treat ... beautiful set.