Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel Black

Gold Star - 5,611 Points (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


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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Comments about this poem (Rainbow In Motion Haiku by Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel Black )

  • Gold Star - 7,515 Points 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

  • Gold Star - 13,881 Points * 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

  • Rookie Rachel Branscombe (1/15/2013 8:33:00 PM)

    It's beautiful. I can imagine the rainbow with all it's colours (Report) Reply

  • Rookie 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

  • Rookie 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

  • Rookie Diana Teo (9/7/2009 11:38:00 AM)

    this one is really good
    i like it

    please do the same to mine =]


    -diana teo (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Christina Iuso (8/19/2009 11:18:00 AM)

    this poem is beautiful the first verse i was hooked great job lorraine (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 329 Points 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

  • Rookie Nizamettin Esen Haymanali (6/8/2009 4:35:00 AM)

    It is not a rainbow in motion. This is a flowered, colorful comet in motion within the magic kaleidoscope of universe.10. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie faygo^042809= ) (6/6/2009 9:13:00 AM)

    i like it very much (Report) Reply

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

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

  • Rookie - 317 Points 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

  • Rookie 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

  • Rookie 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

  • Rookie - 0 Points 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

  • Rookie Ria Villaflor (3/28/2009 10:55:00 PM)

    I liked this. Very vivid rainbow imagery. A ten. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie 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

  • Rookie Alexzandria York (3/21/2009 8:06:00 PM)

    wonderful haiku its beautifully written (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 379 Points 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

  • Rookie - 302 Points Uriah Hamilton (3/15/2009 2:25:00 PM)

    A very lovely flow of words with mystical implications. (Report) Reply

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