Hope springs eternal
Happy Spring to all in the northern hemisphere! A few weeks ago I posted that hope is a thing with feathers. Well, today it seems that this quote from Alexander Pope is appropriate instead:
Now, I humbly admit that I have never read the full poem that this comes from. I think it would take me more brain cells than I am willing to commit to ponder and postulate and research more about An Essay on Man. I could easily submit that it is likely sexist and perhaps racist as well given Pope’s time and place in the world. However, those three words will outlast the man or the poem in all likelihood: hope springs eternal
- When so much was wrong in the world a year ago, hold onto hope springs eternal
- When hurts and distance separate families, remember that hope springs eternal
- When we see racial division and hate crimes, pray that hope springs eternal
- When my fav teams finish their season and look to start again, say hope springs eternal
- Whenever we look ahead, know that hope springs eternal
Enjoy spring! Find hope! Eternal peace to all who have moved on.
Hope humbly then; with trembling pinions soar;An Essay on Man: Epistle I
Wait the great teacher Death; and God adore!
What future bliss, he gives not thee to know,
But gives that hope to be thy blessing now.
Hope springs eternal in the human breast:
Man never is, but always to be blest:
The soul, uneasy and confin’d from home,
Rests and expatiates in a life to come.
BY ALEXANDER POPE
Part of Slice of Life by Two Writing Teachers March Slice a Day Challenge! I’m slicing every day this month. Thanks for stopping by.