Thursday, April 25, 2013

Sky Full of Rainbows

* photo info below

At Poetry Jam, Mary's prompt this week is: Carry On. I wrote this poem in 2010, but it feels appropriate for this prompt, so I hope you don't mind my posting it. Do check out Poetry Jam. There are some great offerings for this prompt.

That day, I was walking Pup down at the end of our road, thinking about the stressful time I was going through, when I looked up to see several rainbows arcing across the sky. It was glorious. These lines began coming as I gazed in wonder.......

When you are hanging onto
the very last edge
of the edge
of the skinniest branch,
and you feel your grasp slipping,
look up!
There's a sky full of rainbows,
row upon row of them,
shining up there,
to tell you that
   all will be well
        all will be well
            all will be exceedingly well.
God's in His heaven
in the so clear air,
and all will be
exceedingly well.

When the grayest of rain clouds
has just dumped its deluge
upon you,
and you are mopping your eyes
and wringing out your hair,
look quickly!
You just might glimpse
the shine of angel wings
hovering there,
at the very edge of
your peripheral vision,
to encourage you and I
that, on the other side
of this trauma
or sadness or challenge,
the radiant dawn
of a brand new day
lies somewhere
just waiting
to break across your
morning sky.

When you have reached
the very limit
of what you feel you can
or should
when the stress has
weighed you down so far,
you're not sure exactly
how you will
pull through,
go out to where the water
the mountain.
See the waterfall
tumble down its slopes
for you.
Watch the eagle
lift out of the mist
into the shrouded skies.
Take a deep breath
and believe,
just like the eagle,
your spirit, too,
your spirit once more
will rise.

* This photo is of the Yasuni National Park in Ecuador,
and was posted at Our Beautiful World and Universe
which you can also find on Facebook. They have the most
amazing photos.


  1. Watch the eagle
    lift out of the mist

    ...and join it! :)

  2. Sherry, this is beautiful ~~ and timeless.

  3. i love rainbows...they are def a visible reminder of hope...and at the end of our rope, at the end of ourselves, that is where we find faith...regardless of who we give it to...nice sherry

  4. So many beautiful images of hope, Sherry.

  5. Take a deep breath and believe - great words and i love that image of the eagle, very spiritual. We all need that release to be truly free. Well captured and inspiring.

  6. Thank you Sherry! I so needed this wondrous view~ I love rainbows and have seen a few myself when I was at a crossroads and/or pain!
    Lovely words here guide this glorious view!
    Thank you~

  7. Perfect descriptions here of carrying on despite whatever -- and sometimes it does seem we can hardly keep going. And then that new day. Thank goodness.

  8. A brand new day is always on the horizon....and somehow the spirit always manages to rise, no matter what. There is always hope right around the corner. Thanks for taking part in Poetry Jam, Sherry.

  9. A very positive approach to life!

  10. "When you are hanging onto
    the very last edge
    of the edge
    of the skinniest branch,
    and you feel your grasp slipping,
    look up!"
    OK This IS where I am and it does help to read others poems and write and paint and then read more
    Thanks this is a real help and a very nice poem

  11. Your words could lift someone up who was looking for that rainbow!

  12. the piece builds to those last two lines, rising, soaring, expanding.

  13. Thank you, the next time I get to that edge, I will think of you and your words.


  14. A brand new day..and hope. Lovely piece!


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