‡Wet thunder booms as
water sweeps itself away.
‡‡‡A rainbow lingers.
Source: Mellow Curmudgeon, July 2022.
From the author: My haiku was inspired by the contrast between loud rushing water and a silent steady rainbow, as pondered by Boris Glikman in a prose poem about a visit to Niagara Falls. The contrast cried out to be displayed in the kind of deliberate swerve common in haiku poetry, often between the middle and final lines.