Why Do Poets Write Poems About Rainbows? ~ by John Hansen

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  1. Misbah786 profile image86
    Misbah786posted 14 months ago

    John has written an article in response to Brenda's word prompt 'Rainbows'. What a delightful read. John, thank you for explaining why frogs sing rainbow songs. winkbig_smile I didn't know anything about it. It was really fascinating to learn. big_smile

    I enjoyed reading the poems and the quotes as well. And, of course, thank you so much for the extra treat. Your previous piece is also enjoyable to read.

    If you have not yet read John's wonderful poems. Here's the link to his wonderful hub: https://hubpages.com/literature/Why-Do- … t-Rainbows

    Thank you so much, John
    Blessings always!!

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image89
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      Hello John!
      A beautiful response to the word prompt, Rainbow. I liked all your poems, as colourful as the Rainbow itself. Love the variety and the creativity.
      Thank you for sharing.
      And, thank you Misbah for sharing John's wonderful post.

      1. Jodah profile image91
        Jodahposted 14 months agoin reply to this

        Hello Chitrangada.
        Sean Dragon once labelled me “the rainbow poet” so I had no choice to write some poems on the topic lol. I am so pleased that you enjoyed these and found them creative. Take care my friend.

    2. lovetherain profile image79
      lovetherainposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      Now I have the frog singing the rainbow connection song in my head since reading this yesterday! lol

      could be worse I guess

  2. Jodah profile image91
    Jodahposted 14 months ago

    Wow, Misbah, you were fast sharing this one. I have only just finished editing it a second time. Thank you for the kind words and I am glad you enjoyed my contribution.

    1. Misbah786 profile image86
      Misbah786posted 14 months agoin reply to this

      John, I really loved it!!! Thank you so much for sharing.

  3. surovi99 profile image83
    surovi99posted 14 months ago

    Thank you, John for your mesmerizing and intriguing poetry. I loved the inspirational poem, the acrostic one and the previous bonus one, which was equally impressive to read. The quotes were lovely too.

    This afternoon has come out so lively for me after I read your article. I can't thank you enough.

    1. Jodah profile image91
      Jodahposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      Hi Rosina. "Rainbows" was such an inspiring topic that I couldn't resist writing something. I am glad you enjoyed the poems and quotes, and that it made your afternoon.

  4. Pamela99 profile image89
    Pamela99posted 14 months ago

    This is another in a series of excellent responses to Brenda's prompts by John. I loved the poem and everything in the article.

    Thank you for posting it, Misbah.

    1. Jodah profile image91
      Jodahposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you for reading this article and commenting here, Pamela. Much appreciated.

  5. surovi99 profile image83
    surovi99posted 14 months ago

    Thank you, Misbah, for sharing the link to John's superb article.

  6. Rupert Taylor profile image96
    Rupert Taylorposted 14 months ago

    As an uncouth philistine who rarely reads poetry, I really enjoyed your take on rainbows.

    1. Jodah profile image91
      Jodahposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      Rupert, I always welcome comments from uncouth philistines in particular. It is what drives me to write poetry.

  7. Brenda Arledge profile image80
    Brenda Arledgeposted 14 months ago

    John
    Your writing, "Why Do Poets Write Poems About Rainbows?" asks us a series of questions.

    I don't know who saw the leprechauns hide their gold in a big heavy pot and I've never heard frogs sing songs about rainbows?

    I hope there is a land somewhere beyond the rainbow where dreams come true.

    As for wishing...I'll try that next time.
    I've always admired the beauty of a rainbow, but have never made a wish on one.



    In "RAINBOWS ~ an Acrostic Poem" you tell us how rainbows inspire new beginnings.

    Your poem "Window of Rainbows" inspired by Leonard Cohen's "The Stranger Song" tells us the hard truth that it's hard to find any good news unless we really take the time to look.  That's sad.

    But we can look inside ourselves and be grateful for the little things knowing our actions speak the truth of our heart.

    After a storm when we see those multicolored hues of the rainbow, the darkness turns brighter.
    Our troubles dissapate as we look at everything with a new set of eyes.

    There is something about a rainbow that changes us inside.  It gives us hope.

    Great writing for this word prompt.
    I'll post a link in the word prompt article.

    1. Jodah profile image91
      Jodahposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you for reading these poems, and sharing your insights, Brenda. Don’t tell Kermit you have never heard frogs sing about rainbows lol.

      1. Misbah786 profile image86
        Misbah786posted 14 months agoin reply to this

        lol!

  8. Brenda Arledge profile image80
    Brenda Arledgeposted 14 months ago

    Misbah...
    Thank you for posting.

    1. Misbah786 profile image86
      Misbah786posted 14 months agoin reply to this

      My Pleasure!!! smile

  9. Peggy W profile image95
    Peggy Wposted 14 months ago

    I loved John's idea of a rainbow appearing as a halo atop the earth as viewed from space.  His poems are always imaginative and fun to read.  Thanks for sharing it Misbah.

    1. Jodah profile image91
      Jodahposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you Peggy, it is always wonderful to know you enjoy my poetry.

  10. Misbah786 profile image86
    Misbah786posted 14 months ago

    Thank you so much everyone. It's always a pleasure to read and share John's wonderful poems. smile

    1. Jodah profile image91
      Jodahposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      smile thank you Misbah.

      1. Misbah786 profile image86
        Misbah786posted 14 months agoin reply to this

        You are always welcome smile

  11. Misbah786 profile image86
    Misbah786posted 14 months ago

    John, I left you a comment on this hub. Can you see it? I can see my comment on LetterPile but not on your profile page. Have you received any notifications, or does it require moderation?
    Let's check it out! smile
    I am happy to have comments back!

  12. Jodah profile image91
    Jodahposted 14 months ago

    Misbah, it was so great to receive your comment on my article. That is the first I am aware of since they have been enabled. I did not receive a notification however. I also replied to you there.

    1. Misbah786 profile image86
      Misbah786posted 14 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you so much, John. Yes, we are not getting notified. The comments on profile page still shows 0 comments. The system is glitchy, I believe. smile

  13. Brenda Arledge profile image80
    Brenda Arledgeposted 14 months ago

    John
    I'm going to head over there to see this...I haven't been able to see where to leave comments yet.

  14. Jodah profile image91
    Jodahposted 14 months ago

    Yes, Brenda, take a look. I checked a couple of other articles. Once you click on comments you have to scroll down a little through related articles to find it though. The comment box doesn’t appear right in front of you. It is a bit weird but oh well. The fact no one is notified about a comment is a problem though.

  15. vidsagster profile image87
    vidsagsterposted 14 months ago

    It is wonderful to imagine a land beyond the rainbows where all wishes come true. A beautiful poem John and a perfect response to Brenda's word prompt. I enjoyed reading the Poems. Thanks for sharing Misbah.

  16. Jodah profile image91
    Jodahposted 14 months ago

    Thank you so much Vidya. You are too kind. Did you know comments have actually been restored on LetterPile? It isn’t the best but it is possible. We don’t seem to receive notification though.

 
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