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Hope - Leads to Success

Vanita Thakkar is an Entrepreneur - an Engineer-Researcher-Consultant and an Artist - Singer-Composer-Poetess-Writer from Vadodara, Gujarat.

Hope is the sweet child of Faith and Forgiveness that breathes Life into life.

Vanita Thakkar (29-03-2021)

HOPE


Happiness rides on its silvery shine,

Optimism hand in hand, alongside,

Persistence dwells in it’s brightness,

Equanimity, it’s core, leads to success.


- Vanita Thakkar (29-03-2021)

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I was inspired to write this poem by the word prompt challenge on - Hope - given by co-author and poetess, Brenda Arledge. Brenda is doing a wonderful job, giving word prompts every week to inspire creativity among writers and poets on HubPages. The wonderful responses to the word prompts are a real joy to go through.

Wishing everyone a joyous Holi, with the colours of Hope inspired by dear friend Brenda Arledge !!

For those who don’t know ....

The Full Moon day of the ongoing month of Faagun is celebrated as Holi in India. It is the festival of colours. Special sweet delicacies are prepared. Holi songs are full of joy and playfulness. In most places it is celebrated for two days.

Full moon night of the ongoing month of Faagun is celebrated as Holi in India. It is a festival of colours and joy, special sweet delicacies and joyous, playful music ....

Full moon night of the ongoing month of Faagun is celebrated as Holi in India. It is a festival of colours and joy, special sweet delicacies and joyous, playful music ....

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Comments

Vanita Thakkar (author) on April 09, 2021:

Thanks, Brother Manatita. Happy that you read the article and liked it. I hope you can locate it on the feed very soon. Have a weekend.

manatita44 from london on April 09, 2021:

Vanita,

I read it some time ago. Its very detailed and excellently written. I also love the colours and the joyfulness of it. The stories are charming! I couldn't comment and so far, I have not found it in the feed. I'll keep looking. Peace.

Vanita Thakkar (author) on April 09, 2021:

The article on Holi - the wonderful Indian Spring festival - as suggested by Brother Manatita and Brenda is at the following link ....

https://discover.hubpages.com/religion-philosophy/...

I hope you all enjoy it.

Vanita Thakkar (author) on April 01, 2021:

Thanks, Chitrangadaji. Happy to hear from you.

Holi is a festival of colours - joy, fun and festivities, hope, devotion and faith .... - all included. The poem was written while in a Holi mood, 29th March being Holi this year, so I mentioned about Holi. There are suggestions on writing more on Holi. Will do that soon.

Happy Holi to you and everyone at your place too. Best regards to you.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on March 31, 2021:

Hello Vanita!

Happy Holi to you. Good of you to provide a brief information about this auspicious festival—The colourful festival of joy and harmony.

Nice response to the word prompt challenge by Brenda. ‘Hope’ is well defined and beautifully expressed in your poem.

Thank you for sharing.

Vanita Thakkar (author) on March 30, 2021:

Thanks, Ravi for the nice comment and related quote. Much appreciated.

Ravi Rajan from Mumbai on March 30, 2021:

Wonderfully written acrostic poem Vanita. As you have rightly said, hope does lead to success. That is why Henry Ford had rightly said.

"The difference between a successful and an unsuccessful man is that the successful man tried one more time."

Vanita Thakkar (author) on March 30, 2021:

Thanks, dear Brenda for such lovely comments. I am happy that you liked my response to your latest word prompt.

I have written about how the tradition of celebrating Holi started in one of my poems earlier, titled Anger, with reference to the message conveyed in the poem .... https://letterpile.com/poetry/Anger-Poem

I will try to write more about Holi celebrations soon ....

Holi celebrations are indeed full of joy and music. I have written, composed and sung the first-ever English Rhyme of Holi (a part of my music album prepared in 1999), that got released online this Holi (Available on YouTube, Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Deezer, Amazon, Medianet, Tidal Music, Napster and so on ....) The YouTube link : https://youtu.be/kdUtR5bxMoo

Some more Holi songs that I have written / composed and sung are already available online .... This one is unique - describing Holi celebrations at a pilgrim place called Stambheshwar (in Hindi) : https://youtu.be/JZX4FMlQcGY

True, this year, the celebrations are going on under restrictions as the Corona cases are fast rising .... All fine at my place, but news about Corona cases among friends, relatives, some neighbours .... are not pleasing at all. Most of them are recovering, a few are lost forever .... So, this year celebrations are more prayerful than joyous.

Vanita Thakkar (author) on March 30, 2021:

Thanks, dear Peggy. Your comments and wishes have added happiness to my Holi festivities, as also the wishes of all our other friends who have read the hub / who have read and left such lovely comments here. Lots of love and best regards to you.

Vanita Thakkar (author) on March 30, 2021:

Thanks, dear Ann. Happy to hear from you. Much appreciated.

Vanita Thakkar (author) on March 30, 2021:

Thanks, Sankhajitji. Happy to read your comment.

Vanita Thakkar (author) on March 30, 2021:

Thanks, Misbah for the visit and lovely comments. I am happy you liked the poem and the quotes.

Happy Holi to you too. God bless you.

Vanita Thakkar (author) on March 30, 2021:

Thanks a lot, Brother Manatita for the wonderful comments. Happy to know you have met Desmond Tutu. Blessed soul.

In one of my earlier poems, titled - Anger - I have written about how the tradition of celebrating Holi started .... https://letterpile.com/poetry/Anger-Poem

I will try to write something more soon.

Thanks, again. Best regards and blessings to you.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on March 29, 2021:

Vanita,

Thank you.

This is a lovely acrostic poem.

When we are happy we are full of optimism.

Our persistence leads to a very calming success.

Indeed...this is hope!

I love your quotes. The last one reminds me of the times we are dealing with now.

One day it will all look well.

I have not heard about "Holi" before but it sounds like a beautiful tradition.

Colors like in the rainbow come to mind. The land full of music and dancing. The aroma of delicacies spread though the air.

Have a great time but please be careful. The news here is reporting an uprising in covid cases in your area.

I'm with Manatita...you should write about it. I think it sounds like a celebration of hope.

Oh...by the way Manatita...You live an interesting life.

So delighted to know you met Desmond Tutu.

I don't know of him, but his quotes are inspirational.

Vanita,

Have a great time & enjoy your week. Take care.

I will post a link in the article.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on March 29, 2021:

Yours is a beautiful description of the word "hope." Thanks for the description of the meaning of "Holi." Happy Holi to you!

Ann Carr from SW England on March 29, 2021:

Inspirational poetry and interesting information. Perfect!

Ann

Sankhajit Bhattacharjee from MILWAUKEE on March 29, 2021:

heart touching piece indeed....

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Poets on March 29, 2021:

Beautiful poem and sweet quotes Vanita, A wonderful response to Brenda's Prompt and too quick. I enjoyed reading it, thanks for sharing

Happy Holi to you and your family

Blessings

manatita44 from london on March 29, 2021:

My Didi ji,

Some lovely quotes and I especially liked the last one. I met Desmond Tutu a few times and we, as disciples, mentioned him only last night. Guru ji met with him too and he did grace our Olympic festivities in London. He also spoke on the concept of UBUNTU in the UK.

Lovely acrostic verse on Hope and of course, we esoteric folks do have an affinity with colours. Happy Holi, my Dear. Why don't you do a piece on it? I have done a few on Diwali. Once again, Kudos to Brenda for the inspiration. Om Shanti!

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