Ray of hope.

It came to me in a dream

light across the void.

Our lives mere moments

fragile fragments of time

thrust into the tumultuous tempest

of a vast and emerging eternity.

It came to me in a dream

light across the void.


©Alison Jean Hankinson


A perfect storm of turbulent gases

Credit: ESA/Hubble;  European Space AgencyNASA, and J. Hester (Arizona State University)

This is for d’Verse, poetics where we were asked to use one of the images to look upwards.


Author: alisonhankinson

Walking tall whenever I can.

24 thoughts on “Ray of hope.”

  1. LOVE this Alison! We chose the same photo. Bjorn pointed out to me that if you look at it closely, there is a shadow of a face in it – the profile! Love the circular coming back to the first two lines….and mention of the “tumultuous tempest of a vast and emerging eternity.” Well done!

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  2. Our lives mere moments in the grand scheme of the universe. A reminder that life is fragile and we need to enjoy the journey as much as we can. The repetition works well to reinforce the message.

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  3. Wonderful, Alison. And much of that void (the physical one) is still a scientific mystery, which might turn out not as much a vacuum as we thought (dark matter). Perhaps that might be true likewise for the metaphysical void? Still, light shines through. Thank you for this hope.

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