Hope Springs


d3d0f42f5d9412f238b56ad4ab5f7e5eMy Featured Blogger this week is Ali Bailey, a UK-based poet who, in her own words, has “never found a use for this habit.” And so, she says, “I thought I would just gather my poems together here, in one place, in the hope that they might make you smile.”

They do. Every time I visit her blog. And I’m pretty sure her warm, sanguine, and frequently witty words will do the same for you.


No matter how bleak the winter
No matter how bare the tree
Still, in spring, each twig
Dreams big.
Silver tips
Emerald curl;
In sure belief of summer’s sun, yet to come,
A verdant host of new leaves grow
Catching life’s good golden glow:
Hope – not fiction.

Let me be, like that tree,
Ever primed to start again.
After pain,
After cost,
Hope’s not lost.

Leaves catch light from high above
Hearts re-grow to capture love.
Another chapter to our story,
Another summer’s green-leafed glory.

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8 Responses to Hope Springs

  1. joyroses13 says:

    This is lovely! Thanks for sharing!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. badfinger20 says:

    Thanks for sharing Mitch.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Piano girl says:

    Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Beautiful piece! Lovely blog!

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  5. bostongirl13 says:

    Poignant, lovely, and triumphant! ❤️

    Liked by 1 person

  6. smzang says:

    That poem makes me soar…off to visit her site

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  7. Dawn Renee says:

    I’m flying over with smzang.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. It is great.
    Thank you for following my posts.
    Any help, information and collaboration, text me on my contacts are on my website.
    Welcome in London to enjoy tours.

    Best wishes

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