Unrequited Hope

hope by hengie on deviantART

Grace shines in the sky,
Promising spring from winter,
Bare branches remain.


This week’s haiku/tanka prompt from Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie asks that “you carefully analyze an emotion within you, attribute a word to it and then let it out in the nature in the form of a haiku or tanka”. Reading through my past blog posts, I see a common theme of hope threading through my thoughts. Many times, I find that my hope is, in some ways, unrewarded. And while I do not think that hope is in any way a useless endeavour, sometimes things can still feel, well, … hopeless.


A Haiku Day

A second entry for the Daily Post Writing challenge. You can find my first entry here.

Red land by Fra-Emer on deviantART


Joy greets the first light,
Birds join the celebration.
Sleep escapes my arms


People gather here
Like ants, they fulfill their roles. 
Each day is the same.


Softness fills the sky
Quiet thoughts enter our space,
Together again ...