Saturday, July 25, 2015

Chasing Rainbows


If I could
take away your tears
I would give them up to the sky
transform them into healing rain
to fall on you, each drop
a blessing to soften sorrow

If I could
take away your scars
I would give them up to the sky
transform them into sparkling stars
to fall on you, each beam
a blessing to brighten darkness

If I could
take away your doubts
I would give them up to the sky
transform them into curving rainbows
to fall on you, each color
a blessing to restore hope


My dear friends, this poem was inspired by a rainbow sighting earlier this week you can see in my first picture. It's amazing how rainbows form as it's raining! The second picture is in New York City, after a rainy day, I love the light and reflections in the skyscrapers across the bridge. This was taken near Grand Central Station at Pershing Square. I hope you enjoy my poem and street photography. Happy weekend! xx

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22 comments:

  1. A rainbow can bring much indeed, especially over the hussle and bussle of NY as it shines a light, kinda matching in with everything else shiny there lol the cat has left me with plenty of scars to take away too haha

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  2. If only all of our wishes can be met it can be a wonderful world indeed! Like pics that have contrasts of light and shadows. Well penned Loredana!

    Hank

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  3. such beautiful wishes...yours is a 'feel good' blog Loredana...love the photos...

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  4. This is such a beautiful poem, Loredana.
    So much feeling in those words.
    I think rainbows are truly magical! :-)
    Have a great weekend, my friend.

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  5. And at the end what you did all has been reflected in the sky.how graceful to sit under such a transforming sky.

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  6. This is such a heartfelt pen. Loved the sentiments.. have a nice weekend :D

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  7. So good to know how a single rainbow can draw an inspiration. the way each stanza starts with "if i could" - means turning a not-so-good things or negativities into something positive

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  8. The sky has the utmost satisfaction when we observe it and feel the life giving rain on our faces. I really enjoyed this poem.

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  9. Rainbows are magical and are a fleeting reminder of all that can be...i love your words..the thought behind them and the imagery...much hope within

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  10. Magical wishes in a magical poem. :) I especially loved the thought of tears becoming healing rain. That would be wonderful.

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  11. I like the prayerfulness of this poem & the reminder of the blessings we have - especially those of restored hope. Beautiful photos, Loredana.

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  12. I see this as a hymn to someone you love and resonated so readily with it... Great! No rainbows here YET! But it brightened up a grey rainy Sunday for me here... Thanks...

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  13. your photos are wonderful, i love rainbows, and what a splendid poemi-ng of blessings

    have a lovely Sunday

    much love...

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  14. Loredana what a beautiful healing poem to soften sorrow, brighten darkness and restore hope! Amazing how nature can inspire us.

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  15. Happy weekend, Loredana, in your beautiful woodsy retreat! Love the message and intention in this poem.

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  16. Love the ideas in this poem of the transformative power of tears, scars, and doubts in the right hands and with the right power!!

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  17. How wonderful it would be eh to take away the pain of another and make it into something beautiful, to bless them. Then again, I guess pain has its place in shaping each of us.

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  18. Beauty is always found in love for others.

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  19. Yes I enjoyed them both very much. Saw a rainbow just the other night here after a brief rainshower.

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  20. Wonderful and healing words....beautiful images conjured. - K

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  21. Lovely sentiments, and lovely use of repetition.

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