slithery rainbows

in grey puddles and at their end

black gold lies


This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem Time Glass #16, Rainbow, 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 a song about ungolden gold by the Stone Roses –

9 thoughts on “Slithery

  1. Oh, very cool — good for both “rainbow” and “juxtaposition”. But really — those oily mud puddle lies can be beautiful if you don’t think about the source.

    • Thanks, Chèvrefeuille – BTW my autocorrect wants to change your name to ‘Chef refer ills,’ which could even pass as a comment on my cooking 🙂

    • Thanks, Georgia. I don’t seem to have seen any good rainbow puddles for ages – maybe cars are less leaky now, which I can’t complain about, of course!

      • Clean mud puddles .. that is an upside if cars aren’t leaking oil on the streets! you’ll have to come to Italy … we still have rainbow puddles, but usually they’re at the mechanics shop, now that I think about it.

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