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Rainbow

Sherbet tangs of inspiration, Spun from skeins of susurration, Dreams unfold the mysteries, Hypotheses untwist in me, My mind alive, a fizzing fountain, Bubbles forth, the magic mounting, Crazed cerebral chemistry, Uncorks, explodes and flurries free, Oh, I could span the world right now, Look closer, and I’ll show you how, Come watch the needles jiggling, Electric spectrum sizzling... And look! An arc of artistry, A powder puff of vibrancy, That shimmers in the sparking air, To light my thoughts and lead you there... So hurry! Take the trail I’ve made, The fresh pearlescent path I’ve laid, For like my mind, It soon will drift... and fade. 26 October 2018 For Rainbows Contest Sponsored by Craig Cornish Prompt: A poem about a rainbow, avoiding clichés, and words such as “colour”, “hue”, “sky”, “gay pride” and, of course “leprechaun”!

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Date: 11/12/2018 5:27:00 PM
Lovely and bubbly, Nina. Congrats on your top win.
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Date: 10/27/2018 1:46:00 AM
this is just fabulous!
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 10/27/2018 2:01:00 AM
Ah thank you!
Date: 10/26/2018 12:48:00 PM
The active verbs you use make this poem dance off the page making us sing, whirling and twirling, sizzling, popping and sassing. I love it Nina. Crazed cerebral chemistry wrote this one my friend! And thank God for your mastery of alliteration also.
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 10/26/2018 1:06:00 PM
Wow, thank you Caren for your fab comment. I might have over-done the alliteration. But what the hell! I had a good time!
Date: 10/26/2018 12:29:00 PM
I think you achieved all of the requirements of the contest and did so in brilliant fashion Nina. This was really good and a perfect poetic description of a rainbow without ever mentioning one.
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 10/26/2018 12:32:00 PM
Thank you very much Chris! Yes I utterly skirted around the rainbow-ness of the rainbow which was quite tricky!!