Explaining the Rainbow The moon needs no footnotes or praise nor does the rainbow whose beauty silences thunder. Thales it is said tripped and fell while studying stars. Anaximander introduced the infinite as the beginnings of all. Anaximenes concerned himself with the behavior of earth, the sun ~ and explaining the rainbow. Poets thought the stream of colors across the sky the goddess Iris. And children busy playing disturb timelessness with their giggles.
Barbara Alfaro is the recipient of a Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award for her play Dos Madres and the IndieReader Discovery Award for Best Memoir for her memoir Mirror Talk. Her poems have appeared in various journals including Poet Lore, Variant Literature, and Glassworks. Her poetry collection, Catbird, is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press. http://www.BarbaraAlfaro.net