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Sunday Scribblings #185: Hoping for Hope Love and Laughter Repeats

April 14th celebrates International Moment of Laughter Day and Good Deeds Day. However, as we sat down on the afternoon of the 13th with family members in a small room off the hotel lobby to just catch up, we watched the TV screen behind us blast news of the developing war. And we wondered Why? We lost our smiles and found it hard to focus on things, but then the events of the day for our family brought some hope for the future. And we left to our rooms hoping for hope love and laughter repeats.

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Notepad and a pen over it with a cup of coffee next to it. words read Sunday Scribblings, and this is for Sunday Scribblings #185: Hoping for Hope Love and Laughter Repeats

Poetic Sundays: Hoping for Hope Repeats

The day 14 NaPoWriMo prompt: Write a poem of at least ten lines in which each line begins with the same word (e.g., “Because,” “Forget,” “Not,” “If”). This technique of beginning multiple lines with the same word or phrase is called anaphora, and has long been used to give poems a driving rhythm and/or a sense of puzzlebox mystery.

Given i am playing catchup and feeling the need for hope, I went to google for help, and typed in ‘hope is…’. I then used some of the phrases returned for that, added my words to it to write this anaphoric poem of hope.

Hope is
Hope is the thing with feathers, she said.. soaring high above where dreams are spread.
Hope is the substance of things, I heard.. and in its embrace, our spirits are stirred.
Hope is the memory of the future, that’s hope… guiding us forward though life’s kaleidoscope.
Hope is the evidence of things unseen, I read… revealing the hidden paths we’ve yet to tread.
Hope is the anchor of the soul, I am sure… steadying us through storms, helping us endure.
Hope is a practice, a discipline, they say… so let us all practice some hope today.
Hope is a rainbow, all colorful and bright… lending us in dark times a little light.
Hope is a seed, that of resilience… planting possibilities with unwavering brilliance.
Hope is a loom, weaving dreams with reality… crafting tapestries of possibility.
Hope is a powerful thing indeed… igniting hearts with the belief that we can succeed.
~ Vidya Tiru @ LadyInReadWrites


On My Blog & at Home

My recent posts since and including my last Sunday Scribblings (Each one includes a poetry book or two from the letter of the day). Caught up (almost)… and while this Sunday Scribblings is a few days late getting out to the world (though the post-date will show up as the 14th – for illusions sake!), it is finally out there.

On the 14th (and the 12th and 13th as well) we were having a grand and wonderful time with loads of family at a nephew’s wedding!! IT WAS FUN, FABULOUS, FANTASTIC, AND ALL THAT AND MORE!! Plus, 👍🏻, the eclipse! We watched the partial eclipse and it was fun…


On My Blog & Homefront

Now playing catchup for a few days worth of it.. Upcoming as of the 14th, campus tours for my daughter since we were in the neighborhood of her final two in southern California anyways for the wedding. So a little touring… (did happen already).. and based on what I am doing, playing catchup with this month-long challenge.

This Week’s Celebrations

Literary Celebrations (close-to-it also!)

  • Literary birthdays this week of April include: Henry James and Jeffrey Archer on the 15th; Carol Bly and Tracy K Smith on April 16th; Nick Hornby on the 17th of April; Alexandra Adornetto on the 18th; Stanley Fish on the 19th; the 20th celebrates Mary Hoffman, Sebastian Faulks, and Rebecca Malakai; Alistair Maclean and Charlotte Brontë on the 21st
  • The 18th celebrates National Columnists’ Day
  • Chinese Language Day is on the 20th of April
  • And National Stationery Week runs April 20th through the 26th.. so stock up on your favorite writing instruments and stationery products…
  • It is purportedly the day for sesquipedalians on the 21st, for it is Big Word Day!

Foodie Celebrations

Other Celebrations

Wrapping up my Sunday Scribblings

So dear reader, you have reached the end of this Sunday Scribblings! As always, I welcome your thoughts, comments, and suggestions about this post. And do let me know if you plan to celebrate any of these mentioned celebrations this coming week/month?

Linking this to the Sunday Post over at the Caffeinated Reviewer and the Sunday Salon. Also linking up to A-ZBlogchatterUBCNaPoWriMo

And you can find all my A-Z+ posts (this year and previous years’ as well) here:

A to Z Challenge Posts

9 thoughts on “Sunday Scribblings #185: Hoping for Hope Love and Laughter Repeats

  1. lovely poems! I always observe World Art day, even though nowadays I just post past works of my kids…

    Enjoy your week!

  2. Thank you for sharing your heartfelt thoughts. I truly enjoy reading your poems and this Hope piece is truly tugging into my heartstrings. Looking forward to the next one.

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