Wednesday, 16 July 2008

'... add another hue unto the rainbow' *

Left: Arc over Mumbles, July 2008 © David Gill 2008

I am very interested in rainbows in art and literature. I saw numerous rainbows on my recent trip to Skye, in addition to other weather features like the corona.

One of my favourite hymns, O love that wilt not let me go, is by George Matheson (1842-1906) and contains the evocative line, 'I trace the rainbow through the rain ...'

Many will know The Rainbow by William Wordsworth. There is a wonderful painting by John Constable (1776-1837) called Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows (1831).

The Wikipedia site has a feature on rainbows in art and literature. Do you have a favourite rainbow source?

* Shakespeare: King John: Act IV, Scene II

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