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Photograph: © Christopher W Herbert   Farmland Taranaki Region New Zealand

Colours of Rainbows
19 May 2006

Oh where does love go
was it found on mountain tops
or lost in the flow of a lowly stream
Another outcome left to ponder

Unable to think of tomorrow
was hope a real feeling to have
Enlightened upon her soul
made fresh as a new view of snow

Don’t they know coldness
this element of nature to thaw
How beautiful can beauty truly be
if only it was into the tranquillity
of her hazel eyes he did in colour sea

Red, gold, black and green
blue with a touch of grey
Colours of rainbows
her in a sweetness
of adoration to say

"for Dixie

Author C. Donald Ahrens in his meteorology textbook Meteorology Today describes a rainbow
as “one of the most spectacular light shows observed on earth”. The traditional rainbow is
sunlight spread out into its spectrum of colours as seen to the eye of the observer through
water droplets (after rainfall). The “bow” part describes the fact that the rainbow is a group
of nearly circular arcs of colour all having a common centre.

A rainbow is an optical and meteorological happening that causes a nearly continuous
spectrum of light to appear in the sky when the Sun shines onto droplets of moisture in
the Earth’ atmosphere. It takes the form of a multicoloured arc, with red on the outside
and violet on the inside. Where traditionally the full sequence of colours is commonly sighted
as red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. Sunlight is made up of the whole range
of colours that the eye cannot always detect. This range of colours, when combined,
normally looking white to the eye.

© 2006 Christopher W Herbert (a New Zealand Poet)

a poet who cares

© Copyright 2006 Christopher W Herbert - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 2006-05-19 08:34 AM

I am very touched Christopher
thank you

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2 posted 2006-05-19 08:49 AM

for you from me

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3 posted 2006-05-19 10:25 PM

beautifully done, for a beautiful lady!

‘I want to swim away
but don’t know how
sometimes it feels
just like I’m falling
in the ocean’
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4 posted 2006-05-20 10:54 AM

just reading this has made me say yes it's going to be a colorful happy day.


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