Rainbow Ponderings

Between the blue and the violet,

Isaac Newton saw indigo.

Cool and deep.

Some centuries later,

Isaac Asimov said, 

“It has never seemed to me 

that indigo is worth the dignity 

of being considered a separate color. 

To my eyes it seems merely deep blue.”

Both Isaacs did good work but it seems to me

That Newton led the more enchanted life.

This I can say, based on personal experience:

My windowsill was not complete

Until I placed an indigo flower and a sphere of clear bubbles

Between the blue and the violet.

Now my heart sings.

Author: Phoebe Dishman

Phoebe H. Dishman was born and raised in Beaumont, Texas. She is a wife, mother, and grandmother. An essayist and poet, she teaches adult Sunday school, compiles a monthly prayer calendar, edits the Big Thicket Association quarterly bulletin, and keeps a keen eye and ear open for birds.

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