Saturday, November 2, 2013

The Color of Hope


What's the color of hope?

If a daisy could speak,
she'd say, just turn my face
towards the sun and take it all in,
until it becomes a part of me,
and when it's cold and dark,
my heart will still be ablaze
with the color of hope

If a tree could speak,
he'd say, just look within-
hope is already inside me,
if I don't take it for granted
and remember to say thanks,
until it blooms into spring again,
my roots are firmly planted

What's the color of hope?

It's a state of mind-
the leaves would say,
rustling under my feet
as I walk on this golden path
to find myself once more,
and believe that all is well
when I just ~am~


Today was another gorgeous Autumn Day that just spills with poetry. My poem is in response to two challenges. At dVerse Poets, Claudia invites us to write about "color" and what better season than Autumn to be inspired by color? At the Imaginary Garden With Real Toads, Kerry invites us to write a poem "in an idyllic setting, but with a person in blatant contrast." When I walk in nature, I always gather strength and hope. Self-doubt seems to melt away when I become open to something greater than myself. Enjoy!
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  1. Very nice. Interesting thoughts raised. We should listen to nature more. :-)

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    1. Thank you, Katie. Yes, nature is a teacher :)

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  2. I am liking that color of hope amidst the autumn leaves ~ Be well ~

    Happy weekend ~

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    1. Thank you, Grace. I do like the daisies against the golden colors of Autumn :)

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  3. love the turning the face toward the sun until it becomes a part of you....and the hope in trees....they are def a place of solace to me but you are so right in that they stand on in spite of the storms and such..ever reaching toward that light...

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    1. Thank you, Brian ... yes, we can learn strength and resilience from nature :)

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  4. Oh my goodness!! I'm just loving the core similarities in what we each went into with our responses. Yes, you got it right, Loredana...so beautiful!!

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    1. Thank you, Hannah! We both thought of gratitude, how nice :)

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  5. very nice - I think that is what a daisy would say

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    1. She sure would ... thank you for visiting :)

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  6. Oh, you transport me to beautiful places and states of mind. So lovely and your beautiful photo of the tree by the pond is perfect. xo

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    1. Thank you, Karen! Glad to hear my words and images are transporting :)

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  7. There is much we can learn from nature to appease a troubled heart.

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    1. Thank you for the prompt, Kerry. Yes, we can find inner peace in nature :)

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  8. I don't think you mentioned 'white' in the poem but I thought about it as the color of hope..have a friend who planted an all white 'garden of hope' with daisies, snow drops, white mums, and so on...a garden is such inspiration, therefore a wonderful color whatever it may consist of

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    1. A white garden sounds so pure and hopeful ... a garden of any color is beautiful. Thank you for sharing :)

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  9. Gorgeous picture and words - there is nothing more beautiful than a bright, crisp autumn day. Today, however, we have the rainswept, gloomy type of autumn day...

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    1. Hope you got some sunshine ... thank you, Marina :)

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  10. just being...yes...i think that is a big key and we can learn much from nature around us... seeing hope even in darker times needs a well trained eye... but i def. think it's possible

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    1. Thank you, Claudia, for the prompt on "color" ... it was very inspiring. Yes, I love just "being" and it's in darker times that we need hope most :)

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  11. I enjoyed reading about the color of hope! So true that it IS a state of mind! (And perhaps the actual color might vary with the season?)

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    1. A state of mind indeed ... whichever color you like. Smiles. Thanks, Mary :)

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  12. there is always a message when you listen to Nature... wonderful poem...

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  13. Exquisite offerings Loredana! Hmmm, the color of hope, what an evocative pondering.

    Thank you for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro:-)

    I do hope you will participate in this year's 5th Annual Gratitude (word) Quilt this year. Instructions are at the top of my blog.

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    1. Thank you, Laura ... I will be happy to participate ... will check it out soon :)

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  14. Beautifully written and lovely photography ~ xx

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  15. Yes, our often unhappy complexity and confusion is in stark contrast with the order and beauty of Nature as she shifts gears from summer to winter. Lovely use of color, also.

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    1. Thank you, Joy. Yes, that was one of the feelings I was trying to convey ... I love your interpretation :)

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  16. very beautiful thoughts on color and what a gorgeous scene too. :<)

    www.mypoeticpath.wordpress.com

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  17. Beautiful. Hope radiates, doesn't it, Loredana? As you've shown with your beautiful words. It's everywhere if we take the time to look. The sun is shining here today, after days and days of rain and wind. A lot of the color has slipped away, but it's memory is bright.

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    1. Thank you, Kim. Hope radiates ... I love that :)

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  18. Beautiful write--in particular the ending--Just really lovely!

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  19. when i just am.. lovely. love the tenderness of the images, very delicate yet strong in their nature.

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    1. Thank you, Natasa ... I love your observation :)

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  20. There are beautiful voices in Nature, and I often think we are the toads in her garden.
    Well done.
    K

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  21. I love daisies! This is a beautiful write, almost meditative and a walk through the woods is a fantastic way to find peace (and colors). Wonderful :-)

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  22. Perfect setting for a lovely poem about hope!

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  23. A very pretty poem - I can hear the crush of leaves in this--and wonderful gratitude. k.

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  24. indeed it is a state of mind, hope is... I love that you read nature, and so well

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  25. Nature is such a comforter...a beautiful piece!!

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  26. … and if we listen - they do whisper to us :) Lovely!

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  27. There is a subtle beauty in this poem that really catches your attention ... brilliantly conceived :-)

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  28. Cara Loredana,come immagini e parole si intrecciano perfettamente per raccontare l'autunno ed il senso del ciclo della vita di ognuno di noi!!! Brava e sensibile come sempre,con grande eleganza di metrica.
    Buona settimana!Abbraccio,Rita.

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    1. Grazie, Cara Rita, mi piace la tua bella osservazione. Camminare in natura porta molta serenita'. Ci sono ancora margherite che sbocciano tra i colori dorati dell'autunno. Un grande abbraccio :)

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  29. I enjoyed your poem and its positive outlook Loredana! Hope can indeed be found in the colors of nature if we have the right state of mind.

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    1. A positive outlook makes a big difference in our perceptions. Thank you, Gabriella :)

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  30. Ah yes, the colour of hope.... synaesthesia.

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    1. Synaesthesia, how interesting. Thank you for sharing, Roslyn :)

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  31. Well you just gave us all the Color of hope...with this beautiful poem! Very uplifting...thanks.

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    1. So glad you thought it was uplifting, Laurie! :)

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  32. What a lovely well written poem! I enjoyed it very much. I like how you said "self-doubt seems to melt away when I become open to something greater than myself." I totally agree :)

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  33. Pretty flowers and beautiful autumn scenery! Wish you a great week ahead!

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    1. You, too, Michaela! Hope you're having fun on your travels :)

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  34. I am quite sure that this is one of my favorites, Loredana, although that would be really hard to say. You are truly such a talented writer.

    I wish you a wonderful week ahead, my friend.

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  35. We could not survive without hope. Your photo is a perfect example.

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  36. Dear Loredana
    Your words are so wonderful...your photos, too!!!
    Thank you for sharing!
    Have a good time!
    Katrin

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  37. Nice words - I have tried to write some poetry over the last few months - but it still comes out as prose!!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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    1. Poetic prose is nice, too. Thank you, Stewart :)

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  38. Words and photo combined make a special post today.

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  39. La couleur de l'espoir ....
    Mais c'est le vert !
    Un mélange de ciel bleu et de soleil
    C'est pour cela que la nature est toute verte au printemps
    Pleine d’espérance pour l'été à venir

    Amicalement Pascal

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    1. Merci, Pascal. J'aime toutes les saisons. Chaque saison a une couleur et un sentiment different. Sourire :)

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  40. Such a beautiful poem. And the pictures compliment it nicely!

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    1. Thank you, Sherry! I always try to match my words to my photos ... or my photos to my words. Smiles :)

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  41. Belle immagini e belle parole... il colore della speranza? Non saprei..., l'importante non perderla mai.

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  42. I really like your poem , so profound and beautiful. It must be wonderful to be able to express oneself with that kind of words.

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    1. Thank you, Jane ... always so kind :) I love writing.

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  43. what a lovely poem! i have so enjoyed reading through your blog this morning!

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    1. Thank you, Stacy Lynn! So glad you enjoyed reading through my blog :)

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  44. Your poem reflects what I feel about having a spiritual awakening. It's taking in life, fully, including nature. There are so many mini vacations we can enjoy, daily, if we but slow down. The wonders of nature is one certain fount from which we can drink in life's beauty. Thank you for this post.

    I've written about this subject, here

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    1. A spiritual awakening ... I love that, Pablo. Thank you for sharing your thoughts :)

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  45. Your photos & colour of hope poem are a lovely way to start my morning!

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    1. So glad this gave you a good start to the day, Mademoiselle! :)

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