Thursday, March 24, 2011

Writing Workshop: Hope

It starts as a small tremble
Earth quivers, her brown blanket begins to split
carelessly it is tossed side to side
slowly, cracks widen
deep etchings, like wrinkles, spread
tired, she shakes, coughs;
suddenly, age sets in with violent fury
she rebels against herself,
feeling defeated, she sags - -
the skies open up, cries tears she longs to shed
but cannot
pools of sorrow fill her wounds,
nourish her with empathy and support
and from each wrinkle grows
new life
small, timid sprouts appear
soon, lush and green abounds
replacing the forelorn and barren space
her spirits renew
she will rejuvinate
she draws in wisdom of experience
she lives on
more determined:
there is hope
3.23.11 ( a work in progress)
photos taken using my 60mm Macro lens, natural light.
I love that - almost overnight - the beginnings of spring have arrived.
* Written for MamaKat's Pretty Much World Famous Writer's Workshop


BalancingMama (Julie) said...

Very nice! Lovely photos too!

Visiting from ManaKat's!
Julie from

Anonymous said...

Lovely. It's no wonder people write about spring every year. It's like it's all new, like it's never happened before. :)

Angie said...

Simply beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

I found you at Mama Kat's

Kristi said...

When I first started reading I felt sad...thinking that you were describing an earthquake. Then as I continued I felt hope rising that this post was about promise...not death! Perfect imagery!
Thanks for sharing...I love it.
Stopping by from Mama Kat's

Tonya said...

Beautiful! Hope springs eternal, as they say.

Stopping by from Mama Kat's

I wrote a poem about hope today too.

Karen and Gerard said...

Spring is such a lovely time, the season of hope indeed!

Stopping by from writer's workshop. Here's links to ours: and

Jenna said...

wow. so descriptive and lovely. im so glad i stopped by on the mamakat linkup!