Wednesday, January 6, 2010

"Hope"



Yes, a day late, but I spent part of today working on the Carry On Tuesday prompt (#33), a quotation from Ella Wheeler Wilcox:
"We laugh, we weep, we hope, we fear."

Hope
we hope for
what we fear.

not fully-fruited,
stunted by drought of
faith
encouragement
time.

planted in fallow ground --
uncultivated,
unfertilized.

plucked by
fractious birds
after the blossoms droop,
before fruit buds forth.

Hope
fades to indistinct memory
as the frost descends.
again.


Copyright 2010 by Susanne Barrett

5 comments:

sarah said...

that really is fascinating, especially the first two lines.

Jane D. said...

love this Susanne,

not fully-fruited,
stunted by drought of
faith
encouragement
time.

this is my favourite bit - so true!

Anne said...

Plucked by fractious birds-great! I also love the last line-as the frost descends again. You are such a wonderful and gifted poet!

Susanne Barrett said...

Thank you, all. Your encouragement means so much to me! :)

CJT said...

This turned out great! And I don't mind you being late on Tues, after all I've been late on commenting, if I'd have been on the ball I'da missed this comepletely.

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