As We Hope…

in a land
not far from here
a dawn, so peaceful
so fragile, the mist
among the trees, and
cascading over the green hills.

never far, and always
within my mind, such tranquil
surroundings of peaceful co-existence
with nature’s most splendid beauty.

and over this land
far beyond the sea, where
my heart waited for thee
a certain melancholy sadness
had awaited, such an aching sorrow
such a longing reverie…

distance
and time, had
kept me hidden
with my memories, those
days now past, yet the nights
cause such sweet sorrow, such
eloquently kept images and thoughts…

toward this distant night
gathered, are the memories
of you, in the cold night, and
such longing embraces

auras of gold
beckoning, yet distant
always ever-present, yet still

and, my sadness
is laid to rest for the evening
until a new day approaches, and
its dawn casts shadows on the land
with help of the trees…

and you come
as a true friend would, and bask
in the glow of the morning sun…

and we weep not of sadness
but of joy, as we hope for better
days ahead…

as we hope…

© 2005 Carlos Rull

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Carlos Rull

Carlos Rull is a musician living in the San Diego area. His interests include Yoga, Eastern Philosophy, Zen Buddhism, and Gardening. He plays drums, piano, and composes New Age & Ambient music, and his albums are available on iTunes and Amazon.com.

8 thoughts on “As We Hope…

  • Tuesday November 15, 2005 at 7:22 am
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    Lovely poem . . . expressing such sorrow and yet filled with so much hope.

  • Monday November 14, 2005 at 11:22 pm
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    Lovely poem . . . expressing such sorrow and yet filled with so much hope.

  • Tuesday November 15, 2005 at 2:31 pm
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    thank you! it is a culmination of thoughts i’ve been feeling lately, which i felt a need to express. 🙂

  • Tuesday November 15, 2005 at 6:31 am
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    thank you! it is a culmination of thoughts i’ve been feeling lately, which i felt a need to express. 🙂

  • Wednesday November 16, 2005 at 2:56 pm
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    speaking of hope. i wanted a tattoo of the chinese character “hope” on my upper right side of my back. but i chickened out cuz i’m a wuss. hehe but your poem is so beatiful as is all your work. 🙂

  • Wednesday November 16, 2005 at 6:56 am
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    speaking of hope. i wanted a tattoo of the chinese character “hope” on my upper right side of my back. but i chickened out cuz i’m a wuss. hehe but your poem is so beatiful as is all your work. 🙂

  • Monday November 21, 2005 at 5:34 am
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    thank you so much, annie! i’ve thought about getting a tattoo with a chinese character or the ‘om’ symbol in yoga… maybe one day.

  • Sunday November 20, 2005 at 9:34 pm
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    thank you so much, annie! i’ve thought about getting a tattoo with a chinese character or the ‘om’ symbol in yoga… maybe one day.

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