Rainbow – I


Since the day you splashed

Upon a grey and empty day

An exuberant rainbow

I cannot face the challenge

Of an empty page.

Now, I’ve learnt to make my own colours

Painstakingly one by one.

Violet and indigo

Blue and green

Yellow and orange and red

They stand there one by one

In stiff self-conscious bands

Their studied gaiety

An affront to spontaneity

I don’t know how to make them glow

With the magic amalgam

Of sun and rain

That flowed so effortlessly

From your hands.

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