Poem: Wings of Hope

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Inspired by Manatita


Ever sensed “Hope”? Ever felt it?

Come, come my beloved!


Feast thy eyes on arid land,

Where myriad mortals lent their hands

And sowed the seeds of survival,

Moisture and of Hope;

Aye, dry eyes campaigned with zest,

Alas! Sundry seasons arrived and left,

Whilst seeds of Hope gazed up at the firmament,

The oceans of the Immortals caressed the thirst,

And roots were born from the womb Divine,

Lo! The lush green leaves flutter heavenly on arid land!


Feast thy eyes on vulnerable ants,

Their tiny hands lug the grain,

Inspiring Hope’s pilgrimage with sanity;

Aye, they treaded with courage and faith in mind,

Alas! They fell a thousand times,

They soared and slipped,

Then slipped and soared again,

Until their Hope became untamed.

Slowly, O’ Slowly,

The Divine rays of Hope guided their path

In the sheer darkness and cold,

Lo! The vulnerable ants surmounted the peaks!


Feast thy eyes on silky feathers,

They frolic in sunset and in dawn,

‘Hope for tomorrow’ is their song,

Aye, her feathers are tender and all frail,

Alas! Storm from dusk drenched when hailed,

The bird of Hope flies in high altitude,

Even when the dusk

Emerges like a kohl-coloured blanket;

The bird knows not to tremble in gale,

She waltzes to the rhythm and sound of rain;

So many feathers a haven for warmth,

Lo! The Wings of Hope are not afraid of alarm!


Ever sensed “Hope”? Ever felt it?

Come, come my beloved!


~ Copyright © Surabhi Kaura 2015

"I asked my Soul to dive deep, deep into the depths of Oceans; which She did. When She rose up, soaked in blood, sweat and tears, “Do not cease,” She whispered. O' Traveller, keep on treading, for the Hope in us is firmer than fear."

- Surabhi Kaura

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manatita44 13 months ago from london

Awesome and with a great invitation at the end. A superb take on Hope!

Off to Germany. Will miss you. Stay in touch.

I note your visit to my Heart, Breath and Pulse at the end. I'm very proud of you.


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Surabhi Kaura 13 months ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Aww - Bhaiya-ji, I'll miss you too. Always in touch like a magnet (he he). Jokes apart, have a sound journey. Bon voyage.

Thank you for your good wishes as always. Guru-ji, you're always in my prayer... in my Heart. Much love.


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shprd74 13 months ago from Bangalore

nice poem.

I some times feel what if animals too had speech, they would have spoken to us to preserve the earth.

that makes me worried and also see the importance of preserving the nature for the future life.


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Sakshi Davessar 13 months ago from Punjab, India

another masterpiece Surabhi kaura. Its very inspirational. really this poem of yours could bring out hope in someone who has lost all faith.

keep up the good work! hari om


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Surabhi Kaura 13 months ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Hari,

Thanks for dropping by. Powerful thought here, my friend! How about you write a poem on it? :) Peace.


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Surabhi Kaura 13 months ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Sakshi,

Thanks, dear. You are too kind. I am glad to hear that. Sending you love and hugs :) Om Shanti!


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shprd74 13 months ago from Bangalore

sure. will try.

- hari


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Sakshi Davessar 13 months ago from Punjab, India

my pleasure. thanku for the compliment :) jai shree ram


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Charu Bhatnagar 13 months ago from India

Fabulous Poem and a good message. You are so talented. What was the inspiration of this poem?


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Surabhi Kaura 13 months ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Hi Charu,

Pleasure to have you here. Well, who inspired me? I'd say my Guru-ji, Manatita. Look him up - Manatita44. An authentic poet and a gem. His poetries are soulful and unique. Do read :)

Lastly, thank you for your kind words. I appreciate it. Love and Peace.


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DaveOnline 13 months ago from Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Thanks for sharing this poem about Hope, very inspiring.


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Surabhi Kaura 13 months ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Hi Dave,

A warm welcome here. Thank you. Pleasure is all mines! Peace.


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Jodah 13 months ago from Queensland Australia

I know I commented on this but it hasn't shown up. Oh well..great poem.


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Surabhi Kaura 13 months ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Thanks, Jodah. I know... I was surprised. Glad you like it. Peace.


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James-wolve 13 months ago from Morocco

WOW It runs smoothly till the end .....Such a beautiful tuneful brook.Good job!


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Surabhi Kaura 13 months ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Thank you, James. A warm welcome here. I appreciate it.


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Venkatachari M 13 months ago from Hyderabad, India

Wow! What a wonderful poem. I could have missed it, if i had not visited your profile by chance today, to see what you write about. So much poetry here, which is my favourite. I enjoy a lot even though I can't write poetry. Poetry, art and nature are in my blood and I can't live without them. So, great to find your land of poetry and beautiful nature here. Thanks a lot and my blessings.


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Surabhi Kaura 13 months ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Venkatachari ji,

A very warm welcome here! So glad you found me. It's good to know your passion and love for poetry, art and nature. Keep it alive like this and let it nurture. I am delighted to hear from you.

Thanks for bestowing blessings. My pranaam to you. Om Shanti!


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word55 12 months ago from Chicago

Sheer strength with imagination to keep the wheels turning and fires constantly burning.


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Surabhi Kaura 11 months ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Much gratitude, Al... much...

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