Bits of Rainbows


bits of rainbows

in the crush and cracks that form –

glaciers’ lives too


This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem #625, Glacier, another great prompt hosted by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. All of the poems in the link-up can be read here. And, to finish, here’s Percy Sledge with a cautionary tale about rainbows.

8 thoughts on “Bits of Rainbows

    • Yes, that’s pretty much why I’m usually keen to avoid metaphors and smilies in haiku – by adding the word “too” at the end here it turns the whole piece into metaphor, much more subtly.

      First time I’ve managed to do that – isn’t it nice when you get to cross off another first 😀

    • Yep, there’s a mighty judgement coming…
      Admit that the waters
      Around you have grown
      And accept it that soon
      You’ll be drenched to the bone
      If your time to you
      Is worth savin’
      …unless the times still have time to get that changin’ done.

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