This is a poem that I wrote in 2007:
A Celebration of new Hope
The beat of the drum sticks
echoes so that the whole world seems to
sway so lightly to their distant thunder.
And a lady stares out of the window:
all knowledge and wisdom and a slight power
which, shining gently on the world,
urges new growth.
And mankind displays a thread of peace.
Not a thick thread,
but a glimmer that, if allowed to shine,
shines brighter than 1000 lights together.
We can all smile as that lady crosses the threshold
and begins her daily work,
and we can appreciate the subtle words she always spoke,
for that lady is none other than Hope.