The Rainbow Sign

This is one of the few poems I have written (and liked) that uses a straightforward rhyming scheme. I think it fits. This is also one of the few poems inspired by both the Bible and James Baldwin. It appears in MOSAIC. 

Noah did not imagine

What his wooden ark would find

Of life he could be certain

Not so of the rainbow sign

The cleansing water fallen

An act of the great divine

Who spared the righteous Noah

And gave him the rainbow sign

God made a new beginning

Saying all the earth is mine

And sealed it with a promise

Bound up in the rainbow sign



© Gayle Force Press 2003

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