We hope but... (senryu)

by Ben Pickard   Jan 17, 2019

hope only exists
because of the negative
things we have suffered


Ben Pickard 2019


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  • 1 year ago

    by - Mr. Darcy

    Like a sword forged in the flame, it only becomes sharper the more the blacksmith; burns, beats, sharpens, cools and repeats.

    Nice senryu, Ben.

  • 1 year ago

    by Lost One

    "Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man."
    -Friedrich Nietzsche

    • 1 year ago

      by Ben Pickard

      There is truth in that, Tony, but then, what is the point if we cannot even hope?

  • 1 year ago

    by Poet on the Piano

    I think of balance here. We have the extremes of both sides, but if we were ever to live in a "perfect" world, not knowing of suffering, would we even be human? We could never appreciate the moments of hope and positivity without the things that have shown us darker sides of being human.

    • 1 year ago

      by Ben Pickard

      I agree, MA, I was just being miserable...

  • 1 year ago

    by Star

    Hope is one of the things that has so many diffemtions, but this is true. I really like short poetry I enjoy your short writes :)

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