Hidden by clouds this rainbow,
Only a portion revealed,
Shades of light seen for a spell,
More often than not, though, concealed.
A glimpse of light in its splendour,
Multi-faceted hues. Like
Iceberg submerged by ocean so deep,
Clouds conceal all the clues.
Poached by encroaching darkness,
Storm clouds gather to quell
Hope represented by God-given sign,
Stark matter can do this so well.
Doomed to diminish in darkness,
Etched evanescence in skies
Disappears swiftly from unseeing eyes,
Photons buried in lies.
Luminosity destroyed by dullest of days,
Cast vision further afield.
There, by and by, different portion of sky,
Silver lining, ultimately, revealed.