Saturday, February 20, 2010


Hope is this Thing with feathers;

Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without the words,
And never stops at all,

And sweetest in the gale is heard;
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm.

I've heard it in the chilliest land
And on the strangest sea;
Yet, never, in extremity,
It asked a crumb of me.
Emily Dickinson 1830-1886

Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless. Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Hope is like a new leaf;

Hope is a waking dream.
- Aristotle

Hope is a pink flower;

Hope ever tells us tomorrow will be better.
- Tibullus

Hope is like a sunrise;

Hope is a belief in a positive outcome related to events and circumstances in one's life. Hope is the feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best.

Hope is like a mist in time;

Hope was personified in Greek mythology as Elpis. When Pandora opened Pandora's Box, she let out all the evils except one: hope. Apparently, the Greeks considered hope to be as dangerous as all the world's evils. But without hope to accompany all their troubles, humanity was filled with despair. It was a great relief when Pandora revisited her box and let out hope as well


  1. I had no idea that hope was in Pandora's box. I think that hope is dangerous, but necessary.

  2. Hoffnung ist irgendwie zwiespältig, wenn sie sich nicht erfüllt, ist möglicherweise alles noch viel schlimmer. Ich habe mal den Rat gehört; "Das Schlimmste erwarten und auf das Beste hoffen." Etwas brutal, dachte ich im ersten Moment, doch im zweiten, ja eigentlich hat es etwas, so ist man für beide Möglichkeiten gerüstet.
    Hab' eine gute Woche liebe Titania
    Liebe Grüsse

  3. I always liked ED's poems. Hope is such a huge word, and should always be. That's why we always look up to tomorrow and things to come with the HOPE that it would be the one/thing/event we're waiting for. Very nice photos too.

  4. Very nice and true poem!Very beautiful photos!

  5. Wonderful, hopeful words and pictures! I see you like Emily Dickinson's beautiful poetry, too.

  6. I enjoyed this lovely post indeed. I believe that there is hope in everything and that hope dies last. Your photos are wonderful. I like them all; your gorgeous roses and a lovely pink flower, the glistening light on the leaf and warm colors of sunrise….and also the header is outstanding.

  7. Thank you for stopping by, comments and opinions.

  8. Liebe Trudi, ich frage mich, weshalb ich nicht schon früher dieses Blog eingehend gelesen habe.... und weshalb mich gerade heute "de Gwunder gschtoche het inezluege". Da hat es ja so viel Schönes, Inspirierendes, Nachdenkliches und Berührendes. Gerade das Gedicht von Dickinson (oh, ich mag Dickinson's Gedichte!) hat etwas anklingen lassen in mir. Wie sagt man an gewissen Orten? You made my day, liebe Trudi!
    Es ganz es liebs Grüessli,
    P.S. eigentlich wollte ich in deinem Gartenblog kommentieren....aber jetzt gehe ich erst mal frühstücken ! Ups sehe gerade, ich kann nur mit einem google account hier schreiben.

  9. Beautiful words, and beautiful photo's, too - thank you !