Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Assent of Hope

Scraped skin:
Beneath, a layer of pale white.

Fear of the impinging shards
On clusters of vulnerable veins.

And then the loving nod...

Between the quiver and the sigh
Falls the assent of hope.

Streaming with red, my veins,
Orchards of tulips in bloom.

17 comments:

Laurie Kolp said...

"Between the quiver and the sigh"- love that, Abin.

Laura said...

may you be blessed with peace as well Abin...thank you for visiting my blog.

sayan said...

short..powerful..hopeful..write on..fight on..

Summer Rain said...

amazing expression.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Oh this is SO BEAUTIFUL@ The "assent of hope" and the orchards of tulips in bloom. Glorious.

Mary said...

I like this a lot, Abin. One always has to be able to look around and find HOPE. Your poem crystalizes this thought!

Laura Maria said...

There's so much here that I like that I couldn't begin to name each one. Great piece!

Heaven said...

Your ending lines of tulips in bloom are wonderful ~

Happy day ~

booguloo said...

May you always find the good...

Kerry O'Connor said...

This poem hints at a much bigger picture, which is left to the reader's imagination. I also like the nod the T.S. Eliot in the second last stanza.

Susie Clevenger said...

Between the quiver and the sigh
Falls the assent of hope...a beautiful line..

Fred Rutherford said...

Some really nice lines in here. Fine job. Thanks

Marian said...

mmmmmmm!

Cad said...

Scraped skin:
Beneath, a layer of pale white.

A very telling observation...

Margaret said...

Between the quiver and the sigh
Falls the assent of hope.

Very original and beautiful this whole poem

Elizena said...

Very vivid and quite powerful. Very well written. Be blessed.

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booguloo said...

I just read this again and really liked this stanza:
"Between the quiver and the sigh
Falls the assent of hope."