Poem – Sunset Surprise

This is a Haiku triplet. It came from an unusual evening. The sunset was supreme. It was a symphony. The sunset in the west was spectacular, a mysterious haze all aglow and ablaze as low clouds descended to the ground and there was a shroud of vapor swirling. It was sprinkling and showering rain drops that were glistening as they danced their way down. And as if that were not magic enough, in the east over part of the town near a large and very beautiful cemetery, was a magnificent rainbow. I was on my bicycle and I would have missed the rainbow that was behind me, but a couple walking at the cemetery pointed it out to me… how sweeeeeeet.

Sunset Surprise


I am not sure why

rainbows, sometimes, make me cry

I don’t need to know


I think the beauty

overwhelms me that moment

feeling gushes forth


raindrops like snow flakes

sun’s glow magnified through haze

rainbow sunset blaze