The smiling rainbow

Violet bluebell( used to be yellow rose)

A rainbow lives lovingly in the sky 

seven lovely lines side by side in a comfortable calm smile 

that just happens to be upside down 

colourful and collected 

how can she ever be moody in the sky even with a smile that’s in reverse 

the colours sing softly in the blue 

seven shades standing without a frown or a mournful cry 

calling to the blue 

calling to the green 

living like a joyful smile that just happens to be the reverse shape of a smile in a girl or a boy 


maybe the rainbow is a pretty girl smiling sweetly to the grass 

living confidently in the blue sea beside her colourful dress 

maybe the rainbow is a guy revealing the feminine 

yin to yang 

maybe the rainbow is beautifully whole 


she is dressed as if for a night out 

but oh , she is going nowhere 

atleast not into the night 

for she is a daytime bird but without the wings and the ability to fly 

a standing bird , maybe like that of a peacock , proud and brave , beautiful and confident in her own colourful creation 

a bird smiling with many colours combined to form a smile 

looking curiously to the grass below 

and to the blue 

seeing the birds beautifully flowing  in the breeze 

she can only be a daytime bird for so long until she disappears behind the blue 

behind the scenes , waiting until she is called again

to show off her feathered peacock wings to the world 

and stand in her own colourful creation 


we are glad when the rainbow smiles and shows her wings 

but we sigh when she leaves 

wishing she could make a more frequent return to the blue 


we love her 

we are in awe of her 


why can’t she show her wings to the world , more of the time ? 

  • Author: Yellow rose (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: June 12th, 2021 13:54
  • Category: Unclassified
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  • orchidee

    A lovely write Rose.

  • dusk arising

    On a rainy day somewhere people are sad until out she comes to brighten everyones face into the pleasure of a smile.
    Not unlike the rainbow we have come to know who calls herself Yellowrose.

    • Violet bluebell( used to be yellow rose)

      Rainbows are lovely , shame they can’t stay in the sky a little longer ,

      Thankyou dusk arising πŸ™‚ it’s nice to think that I can make people smile with my words . I’m glad you enjoyed reading this . I like writing about nature . I think I have wrote a poem on a rainbow before ..,

    • Saxon Crow

      You gotta love a rainbow. Lovely poem

    • Goldfinch60

      Rainbows are so thrilling to see they bring so much cheerfulness into our world.


    • Jayasree

      That's a very beautiful poem, I love it. Never thought of the rainbow as an upside down smile., smiling at the world. Rainbows brighten up the sky. πŸ™‚

    • SureshG

      After the painful sound of the thundering clouds, is born a daughter of sunlight and raindrops, named rainbow, beautifully dressed in colors so poemed by you.

    • Neville

      your words made me smile YR and truly πŸ™‚

    • rrodriguez

      Lovely, indeed... I was following the colors you aptly described. Loved it. Quite descriptive.

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