Rays of Hope Flicker

Rays of hope flicker
In the eyes of a young child
Our future is bright


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Carry on Tuesday

Each week Carry On Tuesday will publish either a famous quotation or a line from a book, song or poem and invite you to Carry On where words stop. You may use some of the words or all of them either at the start of your piece or within the body of your work.

Carry On Tuesday #137

“I thought it only fitting to feature a seasonal song this week.
The first line from “When a Child is Born” goes like this :

“A ray of hope flickers in the sky”

Use them as part of your poem or story …”


Enjoy Sara Brightman’s version of the carol “When A Child is Born”


Image Credit

© rgb for “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”, 2011


About becca givens

Becca is an artist, poet, and animal communicator. She delights in cooking, nurturing, and sharing a rich spiritual life with others on the Path.
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32 Responses to Rays of Hope Flicker

  1. Bob says:

    So much said with so few words, happy new year!


  2. Old Raven says:

    I am so glad for this poem of hope, for all that I have read today speaks of horror and pestilence!


  3. Raivenne says:

    We are nothing without hope and the boundless hope in the eyes of children is so inspiring. Lovely haiku.


  4. Krislin Neo says:

    Positive write on this.. Matched the pic so perfectly.. It bring warmth to my heart and sure bring on smile to my face..
    Hi there, am back on the Poet Rally site..

    Oh yes, Happy New Year 2012.. Am glad to drop by your site again. Hope to see you around.. 🙂 Cheers!


  5. zongrik says:

    if you want hope in your life, best to go to a child to find it


  6. becca givens says:

    Thank you for your visit and generous feedback … Happiest of New Years to each of you!!


  7. Laura Maria says:

    Just like faith, hope is most precious when it is child-like.


  8. I truly enjoyed it,

    Happy New Year.


  9. I hope we all have a bright future. Thank you Becca for sharing this fine haiku.

    Happy New Year


  10. Children have hope in their eyes … don’t they??
    Another well written Haiku, Becca.
    I love Sarah Brightman. Her voice is like the voice
    of an angel. Thanks for a reminder of this beautiful song.
    HAPPY NEW YEAR 2012 ..
    Izzy xoxoxo


  11. Barb says:

    I have the word: “Hope” welded on a rod and stuck in the ground next to my back door. It never fails to surprise me each time I see it. I often get wrapped up in the 2011 daily review. Thanks for the reminder.


  12. We are nothing without hope, and kids have lots of it 🙂
    thanks for the nice imagery, happy rally!!!


  13. Jo Bryant says:

    Oh I do so hope you are right…beautifully said


  14. Pat Cegan says:

    Lovely, BB. Is there a pun in there on “Ray?” hugs, pat


  15. dswan2 says:

    Thanks, Becca! Do you think that’s why the most successful commercials are those which give plenty of room to the innocence of children?


  16. Snowflakes says:

    yeah, our future is bright,

    love the innocence in the child’s face, cheers.


  17. Wonderful haiku. Hope is a beautiful thing, and in the eyes of a child it is amazing!


  18. Rays of hope flicker
    In the eyes of a young child
    Our future is bright

    That is an unusual and lovely haiku!


  19. Kim Nelson says:

    Terrific and true, this little haiku


  20. Beautiful Becca, I hope that your Christmas was wonderful.. Heres Wishing you a Happy New Year my friend. x


  21. Sheelonee says:

    Children are closest to God ’cause they are so pure and so beautiful.Beautifully written.New year Greetings to you. 🙂


  22. Bodhirose says:

    Lovely, Becca…here’s to a bright future! May the coming year hold happiness and love for you.


  23. So beautiful..may we all have the innocent hope of a child…great haiku…Happy New Year!!


  24. Beautiful sentiment beautifully shared. Thanks!


  25. Yes beautiful indeed. Happy New year to you Becca.


  26. Laurie Kolp says:

    Beautiful Becca… = )


  27. David King says:

    Well said, indeed.
    A very happy new year to you and yours.


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