Love of the rainbow

My love for the rainbow
is not because it promises
a pot of gold
for me to grasp alone
but for its way 
to cuddle young and old.

My love for the rainbow
is drawn from its showmanship
and how it shows
the colors braised
from blancmange of life.

My love for the rainbow
nor deflated
is neither bright as sunshine 
as the unexpected rain in June.

My love for the rainbow
is about
the pride of humankind 
in unity and joy.

Arundel Castle, with Rainbow J.M.W. Turner

Anmol is hosting at dVerse tonight on the subjuct of pride and  lgbtq+. I cannot say that I have much experience except a few close friends being gay, but I am a strong believer in that everyone should be treated equal which I think is something I feel is shared by most people where I live.

June 16, 2020

21 responses to “Love of the rainbow

  1. This is such a lovely verse and your symbolism of the rainbow works so well! I also loved “braised/from blancmange of life”.
    See you around, Björn! 🙂

  2. Brilliant use of symbolism in this one, Bjorn! 💝💝 I love; “My love for the rainbow is drawn from its showmanship and how it shows the colors braised from blancmange of life.” 🙂

  3. kaykuala

    the pride of humankind
    in unity and joy.

    How wonderful it would be without all the impending violence otherwise!

    Hank

  4. I love this! The final stanza is so affirming. This proved to be an excellent prompt on the day the US Supreme Court ruled 6-3 to protect LGBTQ rights. So very very glad.

  5. Using the rainbow as structure for your poem was most effective, Bjorn.
    As the Brits say, Spot On!

  6. I watched two of my neighbours place large rainbow banners on thier homes on the first of June for Pride month…something I hadn’t seen on my street before. Progress.

  7. Lovely Bjorn, humanity in unity and joy. No matter our imperatives, if that is not the root feeling at the base of our outlook, then we are merely doing semantic gymnastics. Your love for humanity, including us little rainbows, comes through always.

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