Sometimes everything has to be enscribed across the heavens so you can find the one line already written inside you. Sometimes it takes a great sky to find that small, bright, and indescribable wedge of freedom in your own heart. David Whyte

Haiku: Hope Is the Thing With Feathers

on August 10, 2019

Changes are daunting
Signs of aging surround me
Not for faint of heart

Surprises yet charm
Emanating from strangers
Delight and joy

Days that begin grey
May hold moments of newness
I’m not giving up

16 responses to “Haiku: Hope Is the Thing With Feathers

  1. Cethru Cellophane says:

    I too am aging and change while inevitable is difficult to cope with sometimes.

    • vivachange77 says:

      Yes. It is a challenge. I just talked to my son whose son is going back to college today. He said he and his wife are realizing he may never live in their house again on a permanent basis. As aging folk we have been preparing for changes all along. ❤

  2. I’m glad to hear you’re not giving up Ina, you do have a talent for seeing the positive things even when things seem grey.

  3. Keep hope. I always love reading Emily’s poem when I’m feeling a little lost. I also love reading yours.

  4. vivachange77 says:

    Thank you, Alison. Your recent post reminded me of this poem.

  5. Dale says:

    Yes, like Andrea, I am very glad you are not giving up!
    Aging is definitely not for the faint of heart!

  6. Your not giving up inspires me to do the same…

  7. hbsuefred says:

    Bette Davis said “Old age is no place for sissies.” I think you’ve conveyed a similar thought in a much nicer way!

  8. sueve says:

    Good! Keep poeting

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