Poems That Every Child Should Know/The Rainbow (Campbell)

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The Rainbow.

Triumphal arch, that fills the sky
When storms prepare to part,
I ask not proud Philosophy
To teach me what thou art.

Still seem, as to my childhood's sight,
A midway station given,
For happy spirits to alight,
Betwixt the earth and heaven.

Thomas Campbell.