Monday, September 6, 2010

Is What?

Sometimes full,
Sometimes less;
faint; faint
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.

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.


Anonymous said...

fun to read

S. Etole said...

So many things hope is ...

Kathleen Overby said...

a rainbow?

~*Michelle*~ said...

This was brilliant.


Anonymous 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 Sauer said...

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

Unknown said...

Beautifully done!

Louise Gallagher said...


Unknown said...

Bro' that was so wonderful and full!

Maureen said...

Clever and insightful. Fun, too.

Anonymous 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.

Anonymous said...

Love this, Glynn. Beautiful!