Jewish Prayers From the Heart and Pen of Alden Solovy

About the Rainbow

Shin RainbowThis is the first in a new series of prayer/poems in the voice of the spiritual traveler; specifically, it’s the voice of the one who has a question that doesn’t need an answer. Other prayers in this series include “About the Heavens” and “About Shabbat.” To listen along as you read, click on the triangle in the bar below. The text follows.

About the Rainbow
Majestic Sovereign,
Source of beauty,
When did You decide
To create the rainbow?
Was this Your design?
Or perhaps it was a
Fantastic discovery
The moment Your Divine Light
Burst through the firmament of heaven?
Did You know that
Your Glory
Could be refracted
Through a simple lens of water?
Or were awe and wonder created
When You first saw
Your own colors,
When You gasped
At Your own brilliant light
Arching across a deep blue sky?

© 2010 Alden Solovy and All rights reserved.

Postscript: Other prayers in the voice of the spiritual traveler include: “Come Walk” and “Rejoice!

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3 Responses to “About the Rainbow”

    • tobendlight

      Thanks, Irwin. Do you have any concerns about my use of the metaphor “Majestic Sovereign”? Tracy asked me about that choice and it got a bit of a dialogue going. Curious to hear your take.

  1. lori gordon

    Love “when did you decide?” and all the other questions that could go with it…


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