Treasure Island

Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel Black

(July 12,1952 / New York City)

Rainbow In Motion Haiku


Red, orange, yellow

green, blue, indigo- violet

mystic vision arcs


Red, orange yellow

green blue indigo follow

graceful violet glows



Red orange yellow

green blue indigo follow

violet rainbow mists


Shy crescent appears

lifting happy spirits soar

listen to my wish


Lively prism light

enchanting rainbow delights

brightly dance then hides


Sunbow or rainbow

Heaven's mysteries parting

Iris's raiment


Painting in rainbows

fairies alight gems dancing

upon the flora


Thin 'bow ribbon floats

colours capture bauble- beads

bubbles fly away



The waning Moon sets

cold ocean meets horizon

a rainbow shares sky


Peaceful lotus pond

two swans bow heads gracefully

frogs bask in 'bows end


A double rainbow

appears reflects faint image

imitates its light


Two rainbowed secret

paints reflected illusions

colours in reverse


Violet indigo

blue green yellow orange red

second 'bow brings awe


Unexpected scene

second 'bow riddle answered

shy mirrored likeness


First to disappear

the second rainbow lingers

grants a special wish


Lavender to pink

misty space between two arcs

colour magic spell


Blind or enlightened

Soul's rainbow fills the vessel

mind and body blessed


A moment in time

upon the cloudy climes shine

bring me more rainbows


Lucky is the one

who espies rainbow arches

wishes may come true


Rainbow guardian

spirit spray hovers over

cascading water


When rain dances and

the Sun shines Earth rejoices

misty rainbow's gift


Dreams, desires, wishes

granted in a million jewels

glittering rainbow


A rainbow's gift leaves

joyful laughter, thoughts and awe

mostly Nature's smile



Seven rays of light

herald the tempest's ending

a smiling sky shines



From moonstone coloured

misty clouds the Sun refracts

rain drops upon Earth.


A walk through a 'bow

bestows blessings upon when

Soul's pearls awaken



Bond seven swirling

chakra discs root raised to crown

inner peace regained



Looking at rainbows

can mean different things and

shared by everyone


Rainy guardian

a 'bow to walk under hugs

opposite gender


Always look for rainbows

appearing opposite the

Sun's teasing visage


A rainbow omens

depending on local lore

early death or wealth


Preparing for rain

keeps it away but then the

rainbow disappears


In the East rainbow

shines then pleasant will the next

day's afternoon be


A morning rainbow's

Westerly ride omens wet

cloudy days ahead


Rainbow to leeward

dampness goes away sailors

delight in Night's arc


Rainbow to windward

portends whole day foul sailors

heed weather warning


As the Irish say

a rainbow on Saturday

wet weather will stay


For those who are lost

to the living day tears cross

Rainbow Bridge Heaven


Airy Baby's Breath

gather a rainbow bouquet

Life's long lasting bloom


Softly glowing or

vibrantly showing proud Sky's

enchanting decor


Sigh poet dreamer

then listen to the rainbow's

awakening song


Believe the Rainbow's

magic touch upon lovers

dreamers and forlorn



Can a bird in flight

touch a rainbow and lose a

wishgranting feather?


Fern and grass aglow

rainbow-hued droplets pearling

Dawn's golden music


Silent 'bow aglow

sentinel collects wishes

then takes them away


A lonely crescent

hiding pastel evening shine

sighs across the sea


Long, long time ago

Rainbow appeared and promised

no end to this world


A peaceful peacock

perched amidst rainbow blooms

dwells in Paradise


Rainbows in motion

Nature's magical gift stirs

luminescent awe



Whatever joy brings

the elixir of life or

high expectations


Joyous sight behold

unfolding drifting graceful arc

heavenly colours


Misty promise made

sunny days ahead storm's ending

I see ROY G BIV



Rainbows inspire

set fire imagination

soul's journey unfolds


On earth I wonder

how the rainbow arc bridges

Destiny's wishes


Under and over

the rainbow haunts dreamlike quest

Leprechaun's treasure


Soft pastel rainbow

briefly meets the frozen rain

mountain snow glistens



Muse come dance with me

soft voice floats among the clouds

Your rainbow crown shines


Across the rising

full Moon face a rainbow graced

rosy sunset clouds


Pour ethereal

shining droplets from the clouds

sunkissed spirits 'bow


Brushed by a rainbow

the angel of the winds touch

Heaven's tears of joy


Colourful dreamer

fading into blushing sky

I bid you good day

Submitted: Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Edited: Tuesday, April 14, 2009

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  • Neela Nath (8/24/2014 9:29:00 AM)

    Each and every word has given color to your imagination.The seven colors Rainbow shows give birth to new hope.Lovely write! (Report) Reply

  • * Sunprincess * (6/28/2014 5:56:00 PM)

    ...............loved reading every stanza.....and next time I see a rainbow I will definitely make a wish... (Report) Reply

  • Jinny Kim (1/15/2013 8:15:00 PM)

    I love how all of the little sections are haikus... And as hard as it is to write a beautiful haiku, you've wrote so many on the same topic. (Report) Reply

  • Djinnga Fairbairn (9/15/2009 3:32:00 AM)

    this is so beautifully written..I could see each colour of the rainbow...embracing my heart...whispers of the endless sky...reassuring....I am here....I exist....if only you can reach out...patiently awaiting.... (Report) Reply

  • Diana Teo (9/7/2009 11:38:00 AM)

    this one is really good
    i like it

    please do the same to mine =]

    thanx

    -diana teo (Report) Reply

  • Alice Vedral Rivera (6/18/2009 12:29:00 PM)

    So many different ways to view rainbows - rainbows are truly inspirational and the rainbows in Washington State are magnificent.

    avr (Report) Reply

  • Noha El3wdy (5/25/2009 10:01:00 AM)

    Rainbow.................the lovliest natural scene. its really inspiring
    thnx for sharing (Report) Reply

  • Subbaraman N V (4/11/2009 3:45:00 AM)

    Absolutely great! So much in so small! Greatest creation of Nature beautifully presented! Congratulations! (Report) Reply

  • John Lyday (4/8/2009 10:50:00 PM)

    Lovely imagery of an admirable description of the rainbow. Elegant depiction of many different ways of viewing it. (Report) Reply

  • John Weber (4/8/2009 10:48:00 AM)

    This is as delicate as the celestial dance in the skies and as piercing as a sun breaking through the heavens. I enjoy the anthropomorphic elements and the progression in this sprawling work, Lorraine: the rainbow of delight within all of us. Universally appealing while effortlessly ponderous. The theme of the hidden colors within all visible light works well within the haiku form. You've managed to present an articulate and engaging poem! Thanks for sharing! Excellent work; sorry about the delay on my reciprocation to your open kindness. Warm regards, John. (Report) Reply

  • Jim Norausky (4/4/2009 9:33:00 AM)

    A few words of praise are not complimentary enough for this excellent poem of so many thoughtful and creative Haiku verses. Truly outstanding.10+++++. Jim (Report) Reply

  • Kirsten Gray (3/23/2009 12:33:00 PM)

    Very nicely written. I especially enjoyed the last line. Thank you for suggesting that I read it.

    ~*Kirsten*~ (Report) Reply

  • Marie Shine (3/16/2009 4:59:00 PM)

    Lorraine, you are indeed 'The Queen of Haiku!
    What a beautiful though long series of Haiku.
    Words flow smoothly like The River Shannon.
    The mystic colours are stunning and I have given this amazing Haiku a 10+++++++ (Report) Reply

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