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Ten Poems of Hope

Ten Poems of Hope

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We couldn’t survive without hope – that light at the end of the tunnel which seems to promise ‘this will pass’ when times are hard. These poems offer hope in a whole range of guises – from the uplift of the first signs of spring to the infectious optimism of a child who believes he will live for ever if he eats his greens.

There’s also a poem in which a grandmother’s words become a precious talisman:

“…empty your paradise onto a desk:
your white sands, green hills and fresh fish.
Shine the lamp on it like the fresh hope
of morning, and keep staring at it till you sleep.”

from ‘A Portable Paradise’ by Roger Robinson
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