The Monday Poems Embrace Hope.

Last Monday, my poem took on the sweet smells and tastes of the season with apples and spice and everything nice. Today, instead of writing a poem about something tangible or tasty, I’ve taken on something that lives only in the heart and mind–something unthinkable to lose, but when this is yours, you’ll hold it, knowing you have something precious. Welcome to hope.


Hope blooms like petals, unfurling in spring.
Hope enters gently from
an act of kindness.
Hope finds its birth in a wish upon a star.
Hope appears in the words
of a promise.
Hope finds its way
on a fresh path.
Hope grows from,
“I love you.”
Hope begins with
a first step.
Hope finds comfort
in a hug.
Hope heals after
“I’m sorry.”
Hope listens

Leslie Leibhardt Goodman

I’ll see you here next Friday for another Autumn-perfect picture book review.


12 thoughts on “The Monday Poems Embrace Hope.

  1. Beautiful! Your timing for a poem about Hope is very appropriate. Cultivating a hope is so important in our lives — both in the giving and the receiving. It helps us to live more in the present and not worry about the past or future.

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  2. Leslie, a lovely, meaningful poem about a beautiful subject! ❤ Thank you for sharing this.

    I learned something about myself a couple of years ago when I reread some things I had written. I was amazed at how often the word, "hope" appeared! I resolved to restrain myself and not overuse the word. Over time I came to realize that is a reflection of who I am. That's OK, but I still need to edit myself. 🙂

    Take care, Cheryl

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