So very whimsical Ben ... a style that you have mastered!
The title introduces the narrator of the poem, and already I'm expecting wonderful, virtuous, angelic prose. And I'm not disappointed!
1) Upon a cloud the angel slides down a rainbow to earth ... in just one stanza you create an amazing image of a rainbow being a kind of 'superhighway' for angels to commute between heaven and earth.
2) The angel plops off the rainbow onto lush green grass and seems surprised to be there, wondering what the 'task' is. This introduces the thought that 'angels' are not aware that they have a job to do ... more like they literally hit the ground running and have to figure out the mission.
3) This stanza feels like its about the sorry state of the planet (or metaphorically a person). It's dark and the plants are diseased (no more lush green grass), and the angel now understands the task ahead. It suggests that the angel can in some way 'fix' the damage that's been done.
4) It's personal now ... the angel seems to be telling someone that they've come to send a message - to say that the mistakes are forgiven in heaven ("sky's pure blue") - a place where the pure angels sing.
As usual, you've woven your magic with mystical, other-worldly language and perfect rhyming. It paints a fairytale image of a simplistic 'your mistakes will be forgiven and you'll get to heaven etc.' theological view.
A pleasure both to read and comment on Ben :-) x
You make writing seem so easy, Ben, especially with your beautiful rhyme. Each poem I read for you I end up with the same comment "This is such musical, flawless rhyme!" Your poetry is flawless and beautifully flowing.
I also love most of the stories behind your poetry. You're so talented!