December, as hope enters softly

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Winter,
the red fading slowly from petals
each day
and though foliage sleeps
a smile
forms upon despairing lips.
I used to believe
one could never be cheerful
while dealing with an uncertain future,
believed
before you stepped into my world
and instilled hope.

 

Photo credits: Kai Oberhauser, Unsplashย 

Posted for ‘Quadrilleย #70’ @dVerse Pubย 

And for Tuesday Platform @ Real Toads

Comments

  1. De Jackson says:

    Ohhhhh. You had me at that title!
    Love this gorgeous piece, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, De ๐Ÿ˜€ so glad you liked it โค๏ธ

      (and thank you for the lovely prompt)

  2. Jade Li says:

    Ah the bright flame of hope brought by love. Beautiful sentiments.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Jade ๐Ÿ˜€ so good to see you โค๏ธ

  3. Hope is like a natural gas flame, always lit, but it stays on low until we dial it up. I liked your piece; been running \onto a lot of darker poetics out here on the trail; including my own.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Glenn ๐Ÿ˜€ so glad you liked it โค๏ธ

  4. Frank Hubeny says:

    It is amazing how others can bring hope unexpectedly.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks for stopping by, Frank โค๏ธ

  5. Magyar says:

    __ ‘Tis grand to sense values in all seasons, and here, you have enlightened those values so well, Sanaa

    seasons crown
    atop these older blooms
    early snow

    We see the now; we think of then, and what will be.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Magyar ๐Ÿ˜€ so glad you liked it โค๏ธ

  6. Toni Spencer says:

    How sweet this is, hope brought by a loved one

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Toni ๐Ÿ™‚ so good to see you โค๏ธ

  7. V.J. says:

    Love can certainly open one’s mind and heart.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely ๐Ÿ˜€ thanks for stopping by, V.J โค๏ธ

  8. rob kistner says:

    Great love poem Sanaa, playing on the seasonal perspective. Absolutely loved the phrase, “as hope enters softly”! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rob ๐Ÿ˜€ so glad you liked it โค๏ธ

  9. one could never be cheerful
    while dealing with an uncertain future,

    yes. yes. yes. this resonated to me loudly. so beautiful. so true. so hopeful.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rosemarie ๐Ÿ˜€ so good to see you โค๏ธ

  10. Amazing how one person coming into you life can bring so much cheer!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely ๐Ÿ˜€ thanks for stopping by, Dwight โค๏ธ

  11. gillena says:

    What a blessing.

    Happy you dropped by my blog Sanaa

    Much love…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Gillena ๐Ÿ˜€ so good to see you โค๏ธ

      Much๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบlove

  12. Ah, the hope that romance brings!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kim ๐Ÿ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it โค๏ธ

  13. Kerry says:

    I love the positivity of this piece – despite the coldness of the world, love brings hope.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kerry ๐Ÿ˜€ so glad you liked it โค๏ธ

  14. Silver says:

    “and though foliage sleeps
    a smile
    forms upon despairing lips”

    This is the first step of all I hope for — from myself, and others — during times of loss, suffering, and even death.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Silver ๐Ÿ˜€ so good to see you โค๏ธ

  15. HA says:

    Ah, this is such a lovely realization, Sanaa. I understand the despair and grimness of an uncertain future so well.
    To be able to find a reason to be cheerful and keeping that hope alive is always wonderful.
    Such a sweet verse; it made me smile. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awwww gosh! โค๏ธ Thank you so much, Anmol ๐Ÿ˜€ so glad you liked it! โค๏ธ

  16. Teresa says:

    The title is worth a thousand words, and you’ve packed so much into forty-four. Love this!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Teresa ๐Ÿ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it โค๏ธ

  17. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    Oh I do love this hope in the end… everything should be jolly like this.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely ๐Ÿ˜€ thanks for stopping by, Bjorn โค๏ธ

  18. Hope is a beautiful flower. It is blooms best in uncertainty. Beautiful piece.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Susie ๐Ÿ˜€ so glad you liked it โค๏ธ

  19. Truedessa says:

    I think even in winter’s cold love can definitely add warmth.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely ๐Ÿ˜€ thanks for stopping by, Truedessa โค๏ธ

  20. Jim says:

    Winters are hard but a friend and hope will help ease its brutality. Nice 44, Sana. I could sense winter around me as I read.
    Best wishes on your new career.
    ..
    ..

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Jim ๐Ÿ˜€ so good to see you โค๏ธ

  21. thotpurge says:

    whatever brings hope needs to be welcomed!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely ๐Ÿ˜€ thanks for stopping by, Rajani โค๏ธ

  22. Cressida says:

    A certain person can make you feel like that. A wonderful thing and I am pleased for you. Lovely poem.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Cressida ๐Ÿ˜€ so glad you liked it โค๏ธ

  23. Old Egg says:

    It is so important to have someone in our lives that can be honest with us who we can trust. What a beautiful piece of writing Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Robin ๐Ÿ˜€ so good to see you โค๏ธ

  24. Kimberly Scherrer says:

    โ€œand though foliage sleeps
    a smile
    forms upon despairing lipsโ€

    Love this! Such a stunning poem, Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kimberly ๐Ÿ˜€ so glad you liked it โค๏ธ

  25. Sameera Chaudhary says:

    Loved this from the title till the very end! ๐Ÿ˜Š ๐Ÿ’•

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sameera ๐Ÿ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it โค๏ธ

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