Hopeful Shore


I stopped to rest in snowy wood,

where tree-nymphs at attention stood

to guard the Path that leads to Hope;

I pondered on that frigid slope

that moving feet must bend their will,

or stay in snowy forest still.

So trudging on, determined more,

I soon arrived at Hopeful Shore.


What path will your feet choose this day?

22 comments on “Hopeful Shore

  1. Glenda Mills says:

    Thank you Melody for this beauiful prose and picture. The snow here is just about that deep. Recuperating from a week of flu and being in, I can so relate to bend my will, trudge on back to wellness, and believe in Hope to be strengthened again.

  2. Caddo Veil says:

    This is so Wow-Wonderful–kind of another take on R. Frost, maybe? I especially love “Hopeful Shore”–sounds like a wonderful name for an estate, or retreat house, eh?

  3. lylekrahn says:

    I connected with this one. Choosing is important.

  4. 1cruzdelsur says:

    I’m on the other side of the world. My feet walk across the sand leaving footprints in time. Thank God those days are different and that makes life intersante wing and writer Paulo Coelho wrote Brazil. Thank you for such wonderful letters.

  5. juditon says:

    WOW, the colour of the snow is perfect and the shade give the depth.
    The blur on the background show the way to the centre of interest.
    Thank you

  6. Debbie says:

    This was so encouraging, Melody! Thank you!

  7. RoSy says:

    I always prefer to take that hopeful path too πŸ™‚
    Have a great week Melody!

  8. Gallivanta says:

    I think the path to Hopeful Shore looks good. Thanks for the directions.

  9. Melody, this reads like a classic! We just finished reading ‘Pilgrim’s Progress’, and this makes me think of it. Nicely done!

    Blessings ~ Wendy

  10. I can’t wait to sit beside you in heaven and hear the prose that rolls off your tongue when describing our new eternal home. If there are any words to honor such a moment you will find them!

  11. This is marvelous, Trudger along the Way!!
    Me too, going there also, moving along… !

  12. kiaman2012 says:

    Wonderful image & poetry!

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