Curve of hope

The curve of hope is blue
it’s winter lips in need of kisses, or

the egg that broods for warmth
delight of hatch in new beginnings.

Hope craves resolution, gait
on gravel and to keel, to bend

your face to snow. You need
to treat your hope like ember

close to ash; and if you cease
your new beginnings will be lost
as yet a stillborn nightingale.

Today Mish tempt us with artworks from different artists on New Beginnings. My choice was this image by Jinny Nieviadomy who is trained as an arts educator and self-taught as an artist. After moving from small town southern Saskatchewan and teaching junior high art she now follows a dream lead by the artist and entrepreneur within. jnieviadomyart.com. Join us at 3 PM EST and find more inspirations for new beginning.

January 3, 2016

35 responses to “Curve of hope

  1. Here we go, brother, as 2017 gathers itself for flight, with hope for feathers, arching toward dark Trumpian thermals, hoping to remain airborne. I, too, love the lines /you need/to treat your hope like ember/close to ash/.

  2. Hope can be such a fragile thing and I suppose this is very apt considering we’re at that time when everyone is making resolutions and many will stumble and give up before they really start.
    Wonderful poetry as always.

  3. An ember of new beginnings that needs to be fanned to flame. “You need to treat your hope like ember close to ash; “, gotta keep the dream alive. That’s great!

  4. I love this photo of the 3 blue eggs in the nest. Very symbolic of hope in new life. Hope craves resolution, yes it does just like a baby bird craves nourishment.

  5. What can I say that has not been said? Ah! The comparison of a “stillborn nightingale” to a new beginning lost, never having an opportunity to sing, was poetic genius. ❤

  6. Treating hope like embers….one must coax it, believe in it, work for it…or it shall die like still born nightingales……this idea framed in your words fascinates me. The hot embers of hope coaxed by faith and action combined.

  7. This whole poem completely and utterly EXUDES hope…..but in such a fragile and delicate way….which is exactly how we must treat it! So beautiful, Bjorn 🙂

  8. kaykuala

    the egg that broods for warmth
    delight of hatch in new beginnings.

    It resonates very much with the warmth of the mother-bird’s presence to signal new beginnings!

    Hank

  9. So much of what I want to say has already been said here. But these lines are my favourite:-
    Hope craves resolution, gait
    on gravel and to keel, to bend

    your face to snow. You need
    to treat your hope like ember

    Just beautiful 🙂

  10. “if you cease/your new beginnings will be lost/as yet a stillborn nightingale.” Quite the warning in those last lines! Wonderful write!

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