Hope and Magic

This week’s Ronovan Writes challenge is to use the words “hope” and “magic” in a haikai poem. I have 2 to share.


Children believe in

Magic, and the word “hopeless”

Is not know to them —

Why do adults turn away

From wells of ageless wisdom?

Coming and going,

Hope is not a magic spell.

How I love her face,

How her presence saves from hell,

Nothing else can take her place.


Strong Heart

For Ronovan Writes’s haiku challenge. The words are, as you may be able to guess, Strong and Heart.

What perseverance

Is in ev’ry heart, such strength,

Daily making noise.


Through the whole body

A network of veins reaches

From a strong center.