rainbow colors

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photo by lynn

 

 

Red as sunrise before looming storm

Orange as gopher wood bark inside ark

Yellow as fierce eyes of boarding panthers

Green as wild foamy breakers of floodwaters

Blue as heavens after dark rainclouds clear

Indigo as robe of Noah, kneeling by altar

Violet as passion of God’s forever promise

 

I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth.   (Genesis 9:13)

 


You can participate  in colours writing prompt at Ramblings of a Writer 🙂

grace crayoned skies

 

sunrise/sunset shine

beauty at day’s raw edges

colors soothing balm

 

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farm photo – lynn

Sevenling (rainbow recipe)

Having fun with a new poetic form, sevenling, introduced by De at dVerse!

 

rainbow recipe begins with basic

ingredients of primary colors:

real red, mellow yellow, too blue.

 

measure equal parts;  blend with

fresh rainwater until secondary hues

appear: ore orange, preen green, riot violet.

 

Oh, may i please borrow a smidgeon of simple indigo?

 


This one for cousin Ben, jewelry designer at Simple Indigo 🙂

november colors dakota

 

honk gray geese vee tattoo

across low-flying sky’s ceiling.

 

ice-edged blue pond fingers

reedy border of dry wild rice.

 

undulating green winter wheat field

interrupted by bare windbreak.

 

peely red shed leans lopsided into

prevailing prairie headwinds.

 

buff-brown buck grazes placidly

among herd of hardy range cattle.

 

flap black crow caws contrary to

silently melting snow pile.

 

tufted straw-gold crop debris

disk-mixed into fallow, fertile soil.

 

sunny silver beams gleam earthward

 between radiant cracks in clouds.

 

inspired white church steeple points

gratefully back toward heaven.

 

polychromatic

 

color me clear claret to drink deep abiding joy

wash me free cerulean to keep fresh vision of purpose

paint me wild violaceous to sense passionate wonder

spray me glowing fuchsia to energize with enthusiasm

shade me warm goldenrod to exude grateful hope

draw me wheaten whey to nurture spirit of others

dye me gently ibis to find beauty in quietness

tint me steely silver to gather strength with age

 

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In response to Abhra Pal’s first (and colorful) poetic prompt on d’Verse…

made me think of Paul Simon’s ’70s song, Kodachrome 🙂