Rainbow Lessons

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 – InForm Poet:  Octameter (16 lines, each stanza 8 lines, and each line has 5 syllables.
“The set rhyme scheme is: a/b/c/d/e/d/f/d g/h/c/g/i/g/d/d. This seems an extremely convoluted rhyme scheme, so your poetic license will not be revoked if you use your judgement on choosing a different pattern, or forgoing the scheme all together, I’ll have no problem with it. We’re about writing poems here, so get to it!”

When the rain was gone
a rainbow appeared
then doubled in size
covering the sky.
Oh my, quite a sight
to gaze awed, upon.
Snap! It disappeared.
Sighs from everyone.

For children, something
new was learned–colors
of the rainbow’s arc.
Mnemonic–Roy G.
Biv–helped them recall
rainbow color chart.
Were happy to be
here where rainbows sparked.


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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