Jingle’s Poetry Rally–“Hope”


A stretch of white.
You scrape a knife
through black, then indigo,
layer darkness,
across the horizon.
Reach for a tube of
chestnut brown,
squeeze the contents
onto the lower half
and smear.
Payne’s grey sky.
A slash of crimson,
a miniscule orb
in orange.

This post is for Jingle’s Poetry Rally, Week 28.

52 thoughts on “Jingle’s Poetry Rally–“Hope”

  1. Olivia says:


    Hello, friend:

    Monday Poetry Potluck Is NOW open, linking is open from Sunday 8pm to Tuesday, 8pm, welcome join us by linking in 1 to 3 poems, you could use an old poem, the more you share, the happier we are…hurry up!
    Thanks in advance.
    Hope to see you in our lovely potluck…


  2. PinkLady says:

    i love how you painted HOPE here… sunrise or sunset- they always bring hope of a new beginning. what an awesome painting using words!


  3. tasithoughts says:

    The color and richness that comes through the words is wonderful.


  4. Someone Is Special says:

    So cute image and poem.. Loved it…

    Happy Rally ! !

    Sweet Dish

    –Someone Is Special–


  5. revbillcook says:

    Beautifully done. Vivid and effective. Love it. – bill


  6. Fantastic work! I love the image as well.
    Keep it up!


  7. 700miles says:

    Really great V. long time since we talked, sort of. anyway i really enjoy your blog. take care….


  8. mstevensson says:

    Wonderful imagery and interesting subject matter!


  9. Jessica says:

    I liked this, it’s such a change from the usual poems I find on here! Great images too!


  10. Christine says:

    Beautiful image, Victoria, that stretched on and on; gorgeously accompanied by a poem that was just as sensate! Really fine work.


  11. woih says:


    I miss going to sleep with paint in my hair. Thank you for the dip in paint


  12. Jingle says:

    have a fun Thursday!
    Make sure you have returned favor to poets who are here …
    I enjoyed your company.


  13. vivinfrance says:

    I’d wondered if you painted the picture until your explanation. Watercolour is such a difficult medium, and you have used the elements of it so skilfully in this poem.


  14. you gave hope a color, and it is a color of life for sure 🙂 amazing poem!!

    mine for the rally is ~here~


  15. megzone says:

    whoaaaa… brilliant poem there..
    and whaattt expressionss…

    m here from Jingle’s rally…
    you can read my rally poem at


  16. Heart says:

    Are we all not waking up with the hope that today will bring happiness and joy?! Hope is the essence, the foundation for our very existence.. Love the painting and the expressions with your words!
    Good luck for the Rally!


  17. notjeffery says:

    The image and the words would be lost without eachother.
    You have inspired me.

    Thank you,


  18. the visual aid was a nice touch, it really helped visualize the poem


  19. Lovely words and painting, it totally got me into it!=D Happy Rally :3


  20. Ms. Peaches says:

    this is a pretty cool poem! thanks for sharing!!!



  21. Chris G. says:

    Interesting. Always intriguing to see what poets and writers draw from paintings–two sides of the creative, joined together. You’ve certainly captured the image here, and brought it forth anew. Short but sweet.

    Happy Thursday!


  22. souldipper says:

    You transformed me into an artist. Thank you. Did you, by any chance, paint the picture?


  23. 83October says:

    I think you capture the painting into words perfectly. I love how while reading your poem it does create a beautiful picture in my head. Is hope the miniscule orb of orange? I like the tightness and brevity of this poem. 🙂


  24. Jingle says:

    Forgot to tell you,
    I wish that you scan participants list,

    visit old ones to tighten friendships,
    visit new ones to enjoy fresh talent…
    Happy Thursday!
    have fun!


  25. Jingle says:

    Week 28, week 27 is passed…

    your image is super impressive here…

    love the

    miniscule ord in orange sentence …


  26. […] says: September 9, 2010 at 12:34 am Hi, Jingle, Here is my submission for Week 28: https://liv2write2day.wordpress.com/2010/09/09/jingles-poetry-rally-hope/ Thanks for your hard work. […]


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