Poetry Friday: Hope in the Time of Covid-19

These are terrible times. The other day I was thinking that it might have been harder had this pandemic occurred in winter. It’s harder in winter to remember that there is a season for everything. Spring reminds us that what we thought was dead and gone will return. It gives us hope. I was thinking of that this week on one of my walks.

Hope in the Time of Covid-19

Because the garden is peppered with purple crocuses,

Because there are buds on the flowering cherry,

Because the peonies are pushing through fall’s leftover leaves,

Because the bluebirds have returned,

Because I feel warmth from the sun and comfort from the moon,

hear the laughter of children and the wren’s sweet song,

Because there is kindness and caring and love all around…

I have hope.

You can find this week’s round up at The Opposite of Indifference. Thanks, Tabitha!

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12 Responses to Poetry Friday: Hope in the Time of Covid-19

  1. Tabatha says:

    Sounds like a gorgeous walk, Rose. I have been taking photos on some of my walks — so much beauty to share with far-off loved ones!

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  2. margaretsmn says:

    I love this poem walk with you. Yes, for hope! Do you want to sign up for the Progressive Poem? Please respond on this post. https://reflectionsontheteche.com/2020/03/13/kidlitosphere-progressive-poem-sign-up/

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  3. Ramona says:

    I agree that this would have been much more difficult in the winter with colder weather and shorter days. Thanks for your words. “warmth from the sun and comfort from the sun” are reasons for hope and light.

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  4. Linda Mitchell says:

    Rose, this is beautiful. The repetition of “because” is effective….grounding…making spring the because. Well done.

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  5. lindabaie says:

    I’ve looked & seen the tiniest of buds so far. We are behind many, but I know it will arrive. Hope is what people do when the days seem lost, like we write beautiful poems, Rose. Love all that you gave in your poem, today.

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  6. janicescully says:

    Such hope in your poem. So far here only daffodil shoots and buds. They will flower soon.

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  7. Your poem gives me hope. Thank you, Rose. Stay safe and be well. 🙂

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  8. maryleehahn says:

    We’ve got to hold onto hope.

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  9. I agree … spring will help us combat this virus in many ways, not the least are those mentioned in your poem. Thanks very much!

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  10. Kay Mcgriff says:

    I am especially grateful for the signs of new life that spring brings this year. And for the opportunity to walk outside in the sunshine (we live where there are more cows than people, so social distancing is easy on our walks).

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  11. katswhiskers says:

    I do love your little harvest of hope. I think we need to find hope, no matter the season – probably because here, we are coming into winter! Poetry helps me find and spread joy – so that gives me hope.

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