Some popular poems about rainbows include William Wordsworth's "My Heart Leaps Up," Christina Georgina Rossetti's "Boats Sail on the Rivers" and Emily Dickinson's "On this long storm the Rainbow Rose." Some other poets who have been inspired by rainbows or used them as motifs in their work include Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Shel Silverstein.
In "My Heart Leaps Up," Wordsworth describes a feeling of elation upon beholding a rainbow in the sky. He describes how the feeling is unchanged from his childhood and how he expects it to remain the same when he is much older.
In Cristina Georgina Rossetti's "Boats Sail On The Rivers," a rainbow is hinted at as a "bow that bridges heaven."