Shadows Express e-zine has their Summer Edition out and available here free. And my poem is in it! Yea! "Two Rainbows and the Moon" was written one year ago (less about a week) right after I saw that beautiful sky after a rain shower. It just struck me as so beautiful, that I had to write about it. Here's what I wrote the day I saw two rainbows and the moon, before writing the poem:
"But let me tell you what I saw.
On my left, the horizon was sporting puffy golden and pink clouds with
upper highlights of silvery white on the light blue watercolored sky.
To my right, there were heavy gray clouds, threatening rain. But in
the middle of those gray clouds was a rosy deep pink glow, like the
flushed cheeks of a child with a fever...the glow seemed to emanate from
the cloud, but in reality it was the reflection of the setting sun on
that cloud...and then...
two rainbows over that fevered cloud!
As I made a turning exit off the highway, almost reversing my direction,
I saw now between the two sun creations, the bright white, almost full
moon in the clearing between the clouds of the setting sun and the
reflective clouds with rainbow.
How much beauty can you take at one sitting, I wondered.
I was mesmerized and wished that I could somehow get this recorded.
I guess I did in a fashion...
I hope my memory of it remains clear. At least I've written a photograph."
Then I wrote the poem. To read the poem, go to Shadows Express, and then read lots of good short pieces and poems by new writers... Hey, I'm on the last page! How great is that!?!?!?! I love it! And I love the photo they put as a background. It isn't quite as lovely as what I REALLY saw that day, but it's still pretty great!
Thank you everyone who has encouraged me in my poetry. I love doing it, and though sometimes I am still scared inside that people are just being nice to me and tolerating my okay poems, I'm beginning to believe that some of them might really be pretty ok. Why is it so hard to believe in ourselves sometimes? I'm still sure someone someday is going to step forward and say, "Who do you think you are, girl? You aren't a writer. We've just been letting you write and making you feel good as best we could. But your time's up. Put your pencil down and get the laundry done." Oh, wait, that "someone" saying that is me.
Anyway, I am going to be so bold as to say: I liked this piece - I am pleased with this poem - I hope I have more in me that can fall onto the page as well as this one did.
And it is so absolutely neat that on the last possible submission day, which also happened to be my husband's birthday, I accidentally re-discovered this ezine as I was blogging around. And then I got so bold as to think "why not?" And submitted a poem. AND got it accepted.
If you saw this today, you will see this as a repost on Friday. Readership is down on Sundays, and I'd like to have it posted for Poetry Friday. So I'm pre-posted for two days. I was going to wait until Friday to post this, but I just CANNOT.
Have a great day, all!
Wishing you two rainbows and the moon today!
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