Hope Clings

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Hope clings in the face of barrenness;

hope sings in the face of long, cold days.

Love stirs hope’s yearning

and hangs on through the night

through discouragement

to brilliant day.

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About apronheadlilly

wife and mother, musician, composer / poet, teacher, and observer of the world, flawed Christ-follower
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23 Responses to Hope Clings

  1. susansplace says:

    Wonderful photograph, Lily! And beautiful poem.

  2. Cheryl says:

    Cool pic and prose!

  3. What a pretty poem and photo to go with it — great job!

  4. ok. I admit it. I snuck out there last night and tied that one up in that tree. Just wanted to see how you would react…

  5. dorannrule says:

    Amazing! Both the poem and the picture! You have what my father used to call “a good eye” – and lots of ways in writing to emphasize the beautiful things you see.

    • Thanks! I was with some friends in the mountains on a holiday home tour. Off the deck, I saw a line of apple trees, all leafless, of course. Then this lone whole apple there seemed to stand out and yell HOPE. 🙂

  6. tersiaburger says:

    How beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

  7. Reblogged this on Writing Sisters and commented:
    A lovely post for Advent from Lilly.

  8. Caddo Veil says:

    So Beautiful–quiet and beautiful. Thank you!

  9. jeglatter says:

    Coming through my reader, I saw the title here and the photo and I sighed a big sigh because together they were just perfect and so beautiful…and then I scrolled down to see it was yours and thought “of course, I love every single one of her posts.” Just beautiful again. Thanks for all of the joy your blog inspires! -Jennifer

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