Fire Rainbow by Fern G.Z. Carr

“My heart leaps up when I behold
A Rainbow in the sky;” ~William Wordsworth

Diaphanous wisps of cirrus
laden with hexagonal crystals
beckon the sun
to traverse their
optically aligned
plate-shaped faces
and refract its rays
at perfect right angles
to create an ice halo
also known as
a fire rainbow –
a chiffon cloud
of flame-like plumes
the colors of the spectrum –
its vibrant reds, oranges, yellows,
blues, greens, indigos and violets;
the colors that set skies ablaze
with their icy fire.

Fern G.Z. Carr is a member of The League of Canadian Poets. A 2013 Pushcart Prize nominee, she composes poetry in five languages and has been published from Finland to the Seychelles.

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