Just a Little Hope Is Needed

by Gagan Gill

Just a little hope is needed

like a ray of sun
shining in the earth

like the taste of wet stone
in the water

like a fish leaping
on wet sand

Just a little hope is needed

like a song remembered
in the throat of a mute

like a sigh
stopped in the chest

like the longing of an insect
clinging to glass

like thirst
drowned in the river-bed

Just a little hope is needed

The literal translation of this poem was made by Lucy Rosenstein

The final translated version of the poem is by Jane Duran


  1. January 2nd, 2015 at 5:36 pm

    Sikandar Khan says:

    I like poems too much please provide me few thinghs that can touch my soul and can think feel somthing speical 

  2. May 1st, 2014 at 9:57 am

    greeshma jain says:

    gr8   effort  n  expressing  the  importance  of  hope  in  life.

  3. October 9th, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    prince says:

    reallly good

  4. March 8th, 2011 at 11:28 am

    sreenath m v says:

    This poem is very simple, but tells some of the true feelings of a poet. This has some good similies. Overall, a good attempt by the poet, Gagan Gill.