I was introduced to Maya Angelou’s poetry in the late 80’s by my now husband, not because he likes poetry or even reads it, but because he thought I would enjoy it.

“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” Maya Angelou

Part of her Weekend Glory poem “my life ain’t heaven but it sure ain’t hell…”helps me remember to look on the bright side of things.  We don’t have to have the best or most expensive things to enjoy our life and be grateful.  The rainbow quote inspired three different writings.

visit from blind friend
I glean my flower garden
for fragrant blossoms


dandelion gift
crushed in tiny hands
offer a smile


walk along the beach
a stranger’s greeting
warming the sand


over the ocean
a rainbow shines
unseen by bathers


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