Any Rainbow's Chromatic Flight

Any Rainbow’s Chromatic Flight

We watch from within a cafe on a rainy day.
The earlier warm air had spread across a balmy world. 
Now clouds with cold rain gather above,
sunlight goes,
and while what is falling is beautifully hypnotic,
we do not wish to endure
a moldy canvas of land
from too much rain,
or seasickness
from a swelling of the seas,
and the clouds heard our plea
to bathe in the sun.

So Solomon and Aladdin
rode that may colored carpet
across the skies,
and just as the fading water vapor
made it disappear,
that once viewed rainbow produced happiness,
on a less sodden earth.

Linda Imbler

Linda Imbler’s poetry collections include five published paperbacks: “Big Questions, Little Sleep,” “Big Questions, Little Sleep” 
second edition (expanded with 66 additional poems), Lost and Found,” “Red Is The Sunrise,”  and “Bus Lights, Travel Sights.”  

Soma Publishing has published her three e-book collections, “The Sea’s Secret Song,”  “Pairings,” a hybrid of short fiction and poetry, 
and “That Fifth Element.” Examples of Linda’s poetry and a listing of publications can be found at  
In addition to writing, she helps her husband, a Luthier, build acoustic guitars in Wichita, Kansas, U.S.A.


  1. what joy can be found in refracting light, such is the grandeur of nature we ignore and set fire the artificial abodes some call home.

  2. Thank you, Charles, for reading my poem and so poetically commenting on it.

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