‡Wet thunder booms as
water sweeps itself away.
‡‡‡A rainbow lingers.
Source: Mellow Curmudgeon, July 2022.
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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.
View Glikman’s poem, Falling With the Falls.