Hope itself is like a star — not to be seen in the sunshine of prosperity, and only to be discovered in the night of adversity.
— Charles Haddon Spurgeon
This quote has been so true for me this week. Sometimes, when life is just grand… why do you need hope? It is in the moments that are, well…less than grand…that the light of hope shines through.
I want to thank everyone for their incredibly uplifting comments to my word update on Monday. You all provided little beacons of hope that lifted me this week.
Words continued to bring hope…pleasure, attention, flesh, friendship, power, struggle, and loss. I thought I’d share a couple of the “poems” I wrote this past week. It amazes me how when I read the prompt in the morning… I am worried, what will I write? Yet a day of meditating on that word brings such delight and hope when I sit down to write. Bonny was brave and shared a couple of her poems, so I thought I’d do the same.
Simple little words
lifted my soul and warmed my heart
a much needed balm
Knitting stitch by stitch
slowly building row by row
time just disappears
The other thing that has brought over-flowing hope this week has been the ever-increasing daylight here in Pittsburgh…and days with sunshine! I confess to being giddy with hope on Wednesday this week when we inched our way to the 60’s! I opened windows, breathed deeply, and savored even the rainfall that happened ever so briefly during the day.
I hope you found some things that brought you hope this week! Have a fantastic weekend everyone, I will see you back here on Monday! (and it will be MARCH!!)
I like your poems Kat – very nice. I think these daily prompts are working well for you and Bonny. Definitely more sunshine this week AND longer daylight periods. Just last night Fletch and I were commenting on how light it is at 5:30!!! Spring is just around the corner! Have a wonderful weekend.
I love your poems, Kat, and am so glad you shared! I was a little nervous posting mine, but have enjoyed the prompts so far, so why not share what we’re writing? I’ve got some phrases running through my mind for loss, and will think of you this afternoon when I sit down to write.
What a beautiful week of words and weather… Thank you for sharing your poems here, Kat. I think that’s one of the bravest ways to be known.
Your poetry is lovely — the knitting one especially captures the calming effect of slow stitching.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Beautiful haiku. It’s amazing how the mind chews on a thought and then spills it out onto paper. I am inspired by your thoughts on hope.
Just came across you, and want to subscribe. Thank you
Your poems are beautiful! You and Bonny have inspired me – I signed up for the emails and got my first one this morning. I think I’m going to follow your strategy – I’ll think about it all morning and maybe put pen to paper this afternoon. I am NOT a poet, but I think the practice is a good thing.
And I’m with you on the sunshine! The days… they’re getting longer! The sun… is so nice to feel on my face when we’re playing outside! I’m thankful. And planning my garden!
See you in March! 🙂