dVerse Poets Pub: Quadrille – Hope

De is our pubtender today at dVerse. She is giving us the word “hope” to use in our quadrilles. What is a quadrille? It is a poem of exactly 44 words, excluding the title. A prompted word is to be used in the poem. Any derivative of the word hope is accepted. I have included one of my favorite songs from the now defunct program, Enterprise: Strenght of the Heart. I hope you all will listen.  This song has gotten me through some hard times.  I hope it will bring hope to your heart.  It keeps me from negativity!


As long as there are stars in the night sky
As long as trees endure,
As long as children sing and play,
As long as people share goodness with each other,
As long as we have love in our hearts
I will have hope.

55 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Oct 09, 2017 @ 14:01:46

    Oh I do love that list… and I hope that there are stars behind the clouds.


  2. whimsygizmo
    Oct 09, 2017 @ 14:32:24

    This is just beautiful, Toni. “As long as trees endure…”


  3. paul scribbles
    Oct 09, 2017 @ 15:55:10

    Well then you will always have hope.Minded me of a lovely song which is not about hope but love. Similar sentiment.


  4. Vivian Zems
    Oct 09, 2017 @ 16:02:44

    I’m saving this song to my phone. Hope is all we have- so true.


  5. Glenn Buttkus
    Oct 09, 2017 @ 16:11:55

    I love that song, though disliked it for not being Trekkie enough at first. It is a bit of an anthem. The new STAR TREK: DISCOVERY series knocks my knickers off.


  6. kim881
    Oct 09, 2017 @ 17:01:06

    A lovely list poem, Toni! As the Beatles sang, ‘love is all you need’.


  7. Grace
    Oct 09, 2017 @ 17:08:31

    Beautiful list poem Toni ~ Love the song!


  8. Frank Hubeny
    Oct 09, 2017 @ 17:13:40

    Nice song by Russell Watson. It is the first time I heard it. It looks like hope will never go away.


  9. erbiage
    Oct 09, 2017 @ 17:18:02

    This is sharp!


  10. Beverly Crawford
    Oct 09, 2017 @ 18:18:15

    Beautiful words, beautiful song. Thank you so much for sharing both! I love the phrase “faith of the heart”.


  11. Waltermarks
    Oct 09, 2017 @ 18:46:58

    Good word, hope’s always there, you just have to look for it!


  12. Truedessa
    Oct 09, 2017 @ 19:34:41

    As long as you have those thing, there is hope indeed.


  13. Frank J. Tassone
    Oct 09, 2017 @ 19:58:11

    A wonderful testimony. I always enjoyed the Enterprise theme song. Thanks!


  14. coalblack
    Oct 09, 2017 @ 21:36:29

    Amen to that, Toni. Cool song, too; I had never heard it.


    • kanzensakura
      Oct 10, 2017 @ 11:52:22

      I’ll just bet you aren’t a Trekkie either! But that song has stuck with me.


      • coalblack
        Oct 10, 2017 @ 23:37:14

        Au contraire. Star Trek DS9 is an all-time favorite of mine. 😉


        • kanzensakura
          Oct 11, 2017 @ 05:47:24

          Cool! I liked it as well. My local Trekkie group was real into esp. for cosplay. I really liked Enterprise, esp. because I’ve had a thing for Scott Backula. ?? it took place in the “early” days before the “original”. Glad to know this about you!

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  15. Mish
    Oct 09, 2017 @ 22:25:48

    A beautiful list, Toni. There are so many precious signs of hope around us if we pay attention.


  16. Feelings and Freedom
    Oct 10, 2017 @ 03:05:04

    How truly inspirational! Great poem and a lovely song. Thanks for sharing.


  17. Jane Dougherty
    Oct 10, 2017 @ 04:58:54

    ‘As long as’ let’s hope that’s a long time.


  18. Vandana Sharma
    Oct 10, 2017 @ 05:47:22

    and so will this world 🙂


  19. lillian
    Oct 10, 2017 @ 12:08:25

    Thank you, Toni. For this song (I listed to the whole song) and your words. Yesterday it was the four year anniversary of my husband’s 6-minute cardiac arrest (not a heart attack — it just stopped) and tonight if the four year anniversay of his opening his eyes while on life support and coming back to us. It’s always been an emotional two days for me. My daughter insists on being with us on Columbus Day and we had our grandkids Saturday, Sunday and then she joined us yesterday. So there were tears in my eyes listening to this song. Thankful for every day….and for the power of hope, angels along the way, and the technological advances in the field of medicine.


    • kanzensakura
      Oct 10, 2017 @ 12:10:39

      Bless you Lillian and your precious husband. I remember you telling about it. I am so glad he was given back to you.

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  20. alisonhankinson
    Oct 10, 2017 @ 12:51:23

    Yes I think it is right to share goodness with each other.


  21. alisonhankinson
    Oct 10, 2017 @ 12:52:16

    Loved the music clip. XXXX


  22. Sabio Lantz
    Oct 10, 2017 @ 13:03:29

    So true !


  23. Sherry Blue Sky
    Oct 10, 2017 @ 20:07:20

    Me, too, kiddo. This is perfect. Could not be said any better.


  24. Magaly Guerrero
    Oct 11, 2017 @ 00:10:34

    As long as we share our goodness…


  25. Sanaa Rizvi (@rizvi_sanaa)
    Oct 11, 2017 @ 02:24:30

    I absolutely adore this!!❤️


  26. sreeja Harikrishnan
    Oct 11, 2017 @ 02:55:15

    Beautiful….so good!


  27. kaykuala (@hankkaykuala)
    Oct 11, 2017 @ 16:32:10

    As long as people share goodness with each other,
    As long as we have love in our hearts

    No reason to limit the scope of hope with so many openings and opportunities. It is just an unwillingness to explore. Very true Toni!



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