Star Of Hope



Autumn steals in softly
on gentle winds that blow.
The smell of earth around us
with golden fields that glow.

The cries of birds are silent
their songs no longer heard.
They’ve all flown to distant lands
by warmer weather lured.

The trees in all their splendor
have traded leaves of green.
For hues of yellow,orange and rust
and in the breeze they preen.

The flowers are slowly fading
giving up the fight
Except the blazing Star of Hope
Dancing in the night.
Faye K.

I only know this flower by the name my aunt has told me…the Star of Hope. I am quite sure it is of the allium family but I have not been able to google what kind it actually is. It is a bulb that I plant in the spring and dig back out in the fall. It seems to take forever to break through the soil.

About the time you give up on it showing up….there it is!  It grows rapidly to about 4 – 5 feet tall. It is a pretty forgiving bulb. I have forgotten it in my basement for half a summer and then stuck it in the ground. It never fails to grow and bloom…no matter when or where it is planted.

When I went to get a photo of this flower I had to hold the stem because it seemed to want to keep moving in the breeze. (I had to use my phone because I shelled out my other camera lens on vacation). I love the layers of this flower….the waxy white petals, the stamens surrounding the center and the multiple stems that hold all those beautiful blooms.

I would hope to be like that bulb….forgiving and blooming no matter where and when I have been placed. It would be good to be faithful and show up no matter what. I would hope to bring as much joy to those around me; as seeing that tall graceful stem brings to me.

May you bloom no matter where you are.  May hope find you in the place you have been planted. May you bring joy and blessing to others…and may you dance in the night.

God writes the Gospel not in the Bible alone,
but also on trees,
and in the flowers and clouds and stars.

Martin Luther

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20 thoughts on “Star Of Hope

  1. susieshy45 says:

    I love this flower and your message. I wish too like you that I could be my best wherever and whenever I am but that is so difficult. Sometimes it is so good not to have a thinking brain and just trust like the birds, animals and trees and plants do. Life must be so much easier for those creatures who can’t put two and two together.
    This looks like a lily to me. Are the flowers fragrant ?

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    • thechickengrandma says:

      Susie, you are just like this flower….you give hope with your honesty about how hard it is to stand tall. That makes the rest of us realize we are not along in that thought. I have never met you but I suspect that you also dance in the night.
      The flowers are fragrant if you get your nose in real close to them and take a whiff.

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  2. beaconsoflife says:

    I love your poem. You said so well what I feel about fall soon coming. I’m a bit in denial here. Wow, a flower that grows even when you haven’t had it in the ground all summer. That’s pretty cool. Thanks so much for sharing your poetry. You’re a blessing to me.

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