Monday, September 6, 2010

Is What?

Sometimes full,
Sometimes less;
faint; faint
glimmer;
false; things
desired, things
feared; dashed,
fierce, fading;
springs eternal;
paired with dream;
shared; sustaining,
enduring, realized;
enemy of despair.

In the vernacular:
A diamond;
a ship;
a cape of good.

A child with no family;
a man with no job; a
woman, waiting for a
child to be born.

A quality.
A characteristic.
An action.
A countenance.
An affirmation.
An offering.
A gift.
A song. A belief.
A heart full of.

A brook.
A stream.
A waterfall.
A river.
A cascade.
A torrent.
An ocean.

A confidence.
A refuge.
A resting place.
An expectation.
A waiting.
A trust.
A leaning on.
Faith.

The One.

To see other posts on hope, please visit the One-Word Blog Carnival over at Bridget Chumbley’s place.

Photograph: Dazeye by Nancy Rosback. Used with permission.

17 comments:

n. davis rosback said...

fun to read
and
true

S. Etole said...

So many things hope is ...

Kathleen Overby said...

a rainbow?

~*Michelle*~ said...

This was brilliant.

Loved.every.word!

shrinkingthecamel.com said...

Your creativity with words is impressive - What a symphony of hope you have conducted here!

Sandra Heska King said...

That just about covers it! Love reading this.

Kelly Langner Sauer said...

a string of thoughts about hope. ripe for the pondering... beautiful poem, Glynn.

mom2six said...

Beautifully done!

M.L. Gallagher said...

Lovely!

JC Dude said...

Bro' that was so wonderful and full!

Maureen said...

Clever and insightful. Fun, too.

jasons said...

See, that's what you get when you know what you're doing! I loved that poem. You definitely made me feel the rushing. Thanks Glynn.

HisFireFly said...

Fantastic Glynn!

All that hope is and more.

katdish said...

That just about covers it. And covers it beautifully.

Anne Lang Bundy said...

a torrent
a refuge
the One


Hope is these.
He is these.
He is hope.

Very nice, Glynn.

Helen said...

Very movingly done. Beautiful.

Bridget Chumbley said...

Love this, Glynn. Beautiful!