What waits amongst the hope

“Hope” is the thing with feathers—
That perches in the soul—
And sings the tune without the words—
And never stops — at all….

Emily Dickinson, c.1861

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(tufted titmouse sits amongst the branches of a tulip tree/ Julie Cook / 2014)

What waits amongst the hope of a season’s waning cheer?
What waits amongst the hope of yet another passing year?

What waits amongst the hope of a rainy December day?
What waits amongst the hope in a sky so dull and grey?

What waits amongst the hope hidden in a darkened room?
What waits amongst the hope of a single tiny bloom?

What waits amongst the hope for a lonely face so sad?
What waits amongst the hope for a weary world gone mad?

What waits amongst the hope of the joy of a coming Spring?
What waits amongst the hope of the story of the new born King?

What waits amongst the hope of humankind this year to be?
Our hope is soon forth coming for all the world to see.

For unto to us a child is born, for us a son now given.
He comes as Hope made manifest for all our sins forgiven.

6 comments on “What waits amongst the hope

  1. Lynda says:

    Hope is a great gift from God. Without hope we would surely wither and die inside. Julie, you are so amazing to post daily during this incredibly busy time of your year. I am so grateful for your faithfulness. Blessings and prayers.

    • I appreciate that Lynda—I think it’s the teacher in me—must have a daily lesson plan good to go 🙂
      My aunt is here for the week, up from West Palm Beach.
      I drove her over to Atlanta today to see dad (her brother-n-law) and to do some “shopping”
      So whereas I am spared from the store this week, I am cooking, cleaning, and entertaining 🙂
      tis the season 🙂
      I hope your holidays are being good to you and that you’re have some down time before school ramps back up—
      Hugs and love—Julie

  2. This was really beautiful… well done!

    • Thank you John—I’m going to get those questions answered and returned to you as soon as things calm down—my aunt is here from West Palm Beach for the week so I’m playing cook and chief entertainment coordinator —it’ll probably be next week if that’s okay—
      I pray blessing to you and your family during this “festive” time of year!!!
      Julie

  3. You know, I like to talk don’t you??? If so, why is it you keep trying to leave me speechless??? Like John said, well done, my friend! Hugs, N ❤

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