Friday, July 6, 2012

Two Rainbows and the Moon

Head on over to Tabatha Yeatts: The Opposite of Indifference, where this week's Poetry Friday is being hosted.  Thank you, Tabatha for hosting everything poetic this week! 
Okay, Linda, I did it. Thank you for the gritty grain of an idea you left in my comments from my previous post. And thank you Stacey for the idea for the "I Wish" poems from your Sunday, June 24 post.  I combined the two thoughts with my post from yesterday.

Two Rainbows and the Moon

I wish for you bright days ahead,
Joys full within your soul, 
A happiness that grows within,
As waves to shoreline roll.
I wish your days be long and light
With butterflies and breezes;
I wish for you the clearest skies
And nights with firefly teases.
When rain quenches the dry land's thirst,
May drops pit-pat a tune
And after that, be overhead
Two rainbows and the moon,
Reminders that forever more
Is just around the bend;
The past has just slipped past us and
To that we've put an end,
Today is what we have to live,
To love, to laugh, to dream;
Don't let it slip away without
Your dance, your song, your gleam.
And though some days hold back the sun
Remember very soon
To look above and see my wish:
Two rainbows and the moon.

©2012, Donna Smith

22 comments:

  1. Well, if that is my idea, you really ran beautifully with it, Donna! What a gorgeous poem. You are such a wordsmith with the rhythm and the rhyme. I don't know which line I like best, they are all so good. My daughter and I are traveling to MO in about 10 days with the grand girls & we were just telling Ingrid yesterday that she would get to see fireflies (which we don't have here in Colorado). So, a favorite line is "nights with firefly teases". But also I love "Reminders that forever more
    Is just around the bend;" and the ending for sure! Thank you for a lovely ending to my day!

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    1. We have some fireflies here but I saw thousands and thousands when we were driving through PA once. I wish you many nights of firefly teases!

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  2. Oh, I love saying--two rainbows and the moon. It feels so tasty and delicious in my mouth.
    I have a rainbow in my poem today too at www.poetryforkidsjoy.blogspot.com

    My bread crumbs have been eaten by the red and blue macaws!

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    1. Thanks for dropping by! Glad someone got some good out of those breadcrumbs!

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    1. Thanks, Liz! Wouldn't it be great if you could really get to see that sight every time I wished it?

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  4. Love this, love this, love this! I kept returning to these lines:
    I wish your days be long and light
    With butterflies and breezes;
    I wish for you the clearest skies
    And nights with firefly teases.
    ...and I know just the person to share this poem with this morning - thanks, Donna!

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    1. Oh, Tara, that's so special to think that it's a sharing with someone poem! Thanks!

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  5. i adore this poem--it just makes you smile!:)

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    1. Love that it makes you smile! That's what I had wished for, too!

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  6. Thanks for dropping by my way

    - Mac

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  7. Thanks for dropping some breadcrumbs! I still had one more question for you. Really! Thanks for responding!

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  8. What lovely wishes, and sending the same back to you. Thanks for sharing. (I remember seeing a double rainbow on our trip to England back in 1994 - the thought still makes me smile!)

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    1. I love double rainbows. They don't happen often, so are very special!

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  9. wonderful, uplifting poem! thanks for sharing it!

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    1. I'm happy that it worked to uplift spirits! Thanks for dropping by!

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  10. Lovely! This poems works like a sigh.

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    1. You know, it kind of came out like a sigh as I wrote it. Thanks!

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    1. I hope you get to enjoy some of those wishes really soon! Thanks!

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  12. Now that I've finally figured out how to post comments on Blogger I can let you know how much I enjoyed this sweet, peaceful poem. The rhythm hits "as waves to shoreline roll" just right. Each time I read it I feel myself relax a little.

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  13. I LOVE this image of two rainbows and the moon! Beautiful writing!!

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