Once upon a stormy day,
I saw a rainbow bright
I moved to gain a closer view,
But found it quite the fight.
I found with every step I took
The rainbow moved apace
With spritely strides and playful gait,
It led a merry chase.
At last, I knew not what to do,
This rainbow had me beat.
I sighed, with a dull, defeated air
And took a mossy seat.
'Twas there, amidst the dew and sun
I sat to mourn my grave defeat
And found I had not yet begun
To see the rainbow's beauty sweet.
I learned that day a wondrous truth
Whilst in that sedentary truce,
For sitting there, I gained a view
Which chasing never could produce.