hope not seen

Sharing with dVerse…fits earlier prompts for list poem and sensory play.


hope smells

like fresh petrichor

of welcome spring rain


hope tastes

like first juicy tomato

of sun-ripened summer


hope sounds

like migration call

of swan o’er autumn field


hope feels

like flickering flame

of log in winter hearth


For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.

(Romans 8:24-25 ESV)

20 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jericho
    May 20, 2017 @ 13:30:26



  2. whippetwisdom
    May 20, 2017 @ 09:52:02

    A beautiful journey through the seasons of hope – I especially love ‘hope feels

    like flickering flame of log in winter hearth’


  3. paul scribbles
    May 20, 2017 @ 06:17:35

    The lines from Romans brought this quote to mind.

    To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.
    Gilbert K. Chesterton


  4. revivedwriter
    May 19, 2017 @ 15:58:36

    I love your description of hope.


  5. Grace
    May 19, 2017 @ 11:20:03

    Love the list poem and use of senses for hope Lynn ~ A breath of fresh air to read ~


  6. Jane Dougherty
    May 19, 2017 @ 10:25:04

    All those good reasons for finding hope all around us. Lovely, Lynn 🙂


  7. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    May 18, 2017 @ 23:30:08

    Hope has its own sense in each season,


  8. Waltermarks
    May 18, 2017 @ 21:29:08

    Hope smells like the petrichor, (had to Google that one). There is a smell of coming rain in the dry season and the smell of hope afterward, it’s beautiful


  9. Victoria Young
    May 18, 2017 @ 10:57:45

    Awesome line: hope tastes like first juicy tomato
    of sun-ripened summer

    makes my mouth water 🙂


  10. colorfulpen
    May 18, 2017 @ 10:45:37

    Beautiful use of the senses.


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