Slice of Life Story Challenge March 21 -A Rainbow Connection

The sighting of a rainbow this morning as I walked around my neighbourhood, prompted a connection to a poem I wrote some years ago. The poem was written as part of a poetry festival at the school at which I was teaching, at that time. As I photographed the rainbow, the memory of that poem came into focus. Words and pictures blended in my head. It was my rainbow connection…
 
Here’s the photo:



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Here’s the poem:

People Are Poets
The sounds of the people fresh and alive
Words full of wonder that have to survive
Out in the playground, on any street
The power of poets, give us words to repeat.
Let the words ring out
Let the poet inside you sing
People are poets
Only a poet can colour the wind.

Its the happiest moments captured in time.
Emotion and passion, rhythm and rhyme.
Words that can warm me or make me feel cold
Poets are fearless, outrageous and bold.
Let the words ring out
Let the poet inside you sing
People are poets
Only a poet can colour the wind.

It’s the music of thought, rainbows trapped in a jar
Words full of wonder, heard from afar
Like the moon through my window, the words reach my heart
The world needs its poets to each play a part.
Let the words ring out
Let the poet inside you sing
People are poets
Only a poet can colour the wind.

 

 

 

 

Comments

  1. Rainbows are like miracles. I understand why you were inspired.

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  2. I always think of a certain friend when I see a rainbow. We text each other and remember her husband who died.
    Love the poem and its repeated refrain. "People are poets. Only a poet can color the wind." Love this thought.

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  3. Poetry, rainbows--lovely connection.

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  4. Poetry always leaves me in awe because so few words have such power. I love your message and that refrain needs to be my mantra.

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  5. Rainbows and poems are always worth stopping for.

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  6. I can see how the rainbow would bring memories of that poem. You are so right...we need poets...and 'only a poet can color the wind'...so true. Thanks for sharing your rainbow connection with us. Jackie http://familytrove.blogspot.com/

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  7. What a powerful poem! I, too, love the refrain, "People are poets. Only a poet can color the wind."

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  8. How did you get your blog title "Living Life Twice"? Just curious...

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  9. Let the words ring out
    Let the poet inside you sing.

    Beautiful lines - poetry is song, after all.
    Lovely to have a double rainbow remind you of this stored away poem.

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  10. "The world needs its poets to each play a part." This line in your poem really spoke to me as I was reading it.

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