Sunday, February 9, 2014

Hope--By Yvonne Sparkes--England


Oh such things that touch my heart
To make the passions sing,
Like joyful sounds all nature makes
To greet the coming spring.
Revived my breast in hopeful thoughts
Projects to days ahead,
And like the Daffodil springs forth
From deep and deathly bed.
Alive I barely have the time,
For scribbling words impart
Their very soul upon this page
A message from my heart.
Waste not this life, so beautiful,
Look joy into her face,
Never look behind the shadows,
Filling empty space.
Surge forward see your dreams fulfilled,
Remembering who you are,
A part of God`s Creation, a small but shining star.

Born on Feb. 27, 1940 in Barkingside, Essex, England, Yvonne Sparkes,  immigrated to New York in April, 1948 with her parents.  She now resides in Chelmsford, Essex and has two sons.  She has a book published by Cyberwit called Captured Images.  A writer for many years, Yvonne has been published in Israel, Germany, France, Australia, America, and Britain.  She has read her poetry in public at Church and Knockout Competitions. Her hobbies are travel, the arts, reading, hiking, taking her Scottish Terrier for walks, and spending time with family and friends.


  1. Yvonne! Your poem is so lovely and flows like a sweet, soft prayer. It is exceptionally well-balanced, presenting awesome imagery and depth! Thank you! You would be a fun one to collaborate with on a poem! Hope to read more of you! Sheri

  2. Love the lines "For scribbling words impart their very soul upon this page". Your poem reminds me to take each moment of every day and live it to the fullest; not to hold on to bitterness and anger. The last two lines are perfect and just made me smile. Kristina

  3. Beautiful flow with your words - uplifting that brings hope to your reader. Each day is a blessing - it is too bad so many can see the love and beauty that is all around us...

    Rhoda Galgiani

  4. *Correction: can't see the love and beauty that is all around us...

  5. Yvonne -

    You are the shiniest daffodil poet in the garden.

    love you,

  6. Hello Yvonne,
    "Waste not this life, so beautiful,
    Look joy into her face"
    What a wonderful way to encourage people to emerge from the shadows and enjoy the glory of each day and each undertaking. Beautifully penned! Best wishes, Carolyn Devonshire

  7. "Waste not this life, so beautiful,
    Look joy into her face,
    Never look behind the shadows,
    Filling empty space."

    Yvonne, I love your poem, especially the verses above. You have creatively expressed "Hopes" triumph over the unseemliest circumstances and situations. This is one of those poems that can turn a frown into a smile. Thank you for sharing; I hope you will consider submitting some poetry to Creative Inspirations. More information can be found at the TGBTG! Publications website (link below), or you can get my mailing information from Karen. Continued blessings!

    -Maurice J. Reynolds, Owner / Editor
    TGBTG! Publications / Creative Inspirations

  8. Thank you, Christine Tate, for the following comment--

    Hi Yvonne, Your poem is lovely. God's beauty surrounds us, and He is never obscure, if one would only see Him in all creation. Thank you for sharing your inspiring thoughts. God Bless you.

  9. Thank you, Linda Hurdwell, for the following comment--

    Lovely, flowing charm