Salford, 22nd November
Another piece on Rainbows and art.
When white light bends
through northern skies
It always raises a smile
The colours never end
with this pleasant surprise
captured by the eye
So, pick up your brush and paint the scene
and let the colours, red through green, fly
The scroll of paper
was pinned to the wall
ready for action
It remained as it was
for a number of minutes
as little thinkers – Thought
Blank white paper
with nothing to say
but – “FILL ME IN”
Suddenly a word, two or three
accompanied by colours diagrams and pictures
explode from the white – Reds Greens and Blues
Ideas, Opinions, Conceptions
filling up the space
forming a finished picture
And with Masterpiece complete
the story presented
The picture is stored away for safe keeping
Revealing – Another Blank Space
An acrostic by Brian F Kirkham – the Letters in the Acrostic are those of the colours of the rainbow, as opposed to the word RAINBOW or SPECTRUM.
RED ORANGE YELLOW GREEN BLUE INDIGO and VIOLET
Remembered by that well known phrase “Richard of York Gave Battle In Vain” 🙂
Hope you enjoy the read ….
Orbit around a central point
Yellows, reds greens and blues
Go round and around
Being kept going, by the east or west wind
In perpetual motion
Veering left or right – depending on the direction the wind blows
In response to the daily post prompt
Delightful little uniform shapes
Round one minute, tear shaped the next – landing
On rooftiles and gardens in a street near you.
Pavements creating pools in their cracks
Daily occurrence in spring and in autumn
Rivers rely on their contribution – to keep the fish happy
On warmer days, they stay in the clouds
Propelling to the ground, when it’s time to cool off
Do you know ? they’re quite artistic
Rainbows form when they fall in front of the sun
On fields they make the green grass grow
Perfect food for a strawberry patch
Dainty little flowers await the
Raindrops to quench their thirst
Over time they amass in great reservoirs
Providing water for all of us to drink
In response to the Roy.G.Biv Challenge on the Daily Post.
I’ve seen rainbows in the sky, but they’ve never been as vibrant as the ones in the Greengrocers shop window
Rich Red Strawberries – it amazes me how he can get them even in Winter, but they’re tasty with sugar and cream.
Oranges – I’ll eat these till they come out of my ears, but a zesty orange sets me up for the day.
Yellow Lemons – perfect for Lemon Dishes (of course) and an accompaniment for any cocktail drink.
Green Limes – the Lemons cousin, this is nice either in a Drink or a flavouring in a sponge cake – Like the Lemon, it needs a little sugar to cut through the sharpness
Blackcurrants – wonderful flavour – works marvels in a local drink with raspberries and grapes round my neck of the woods (Manchester, UK) – Vimto
Indigo – actually the colour of “RED” Grapes – nice in a fruit salad
and last but not least Violet – the colour of Damsons – which when in a jam turns rice pudding a lovely purple colour.
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Seven Wonders.”
“Looking for Rainbows in a Cloudless Sky”
A seven word Poem in response to the prompt
Here’s another one – with my Memory Workshop coming up this afternoon at BASIC –
I’ve never thought of
the humble raindrop
But as the sun shines down
over rainy Salford skies
it does something
Using the sun’s rays
as its brush :
It sets up a palette
of seven stunning colours
And as White cascades
through Violet to red
A Colourful Rainbow
can be seen overhead.
Bringing some colour
to a once rainy day.
A sign that soon
It’ll be time to play