A Change Is Gonna Come

I said to my soul, be still, and wait without hope
For hope would be hope for the wrong thing; wait without love
For love would be love of the wrong thing; there is yet faith
But the faith and the love and the hope are all in the waiting.
Wait without thought, for you are not ready for thought:
So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing.

T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets

Sam Cooke, ‘A Change Is Gonna Come’


7 thoughts on “A Change Is Gonna Come

  1. Your poem touched my heart, the authenticity and sensibility in your words are impressive. You have a very beautiful and talented written voice, I’m looking forward to discover more on your blog.
    Thank you so much for following my blog, I’m honored!
    Best regards,

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    1. I can’t take credit for the words. 🙂 That was a quote from T.S. Eliot’s poem ‘Four Quartets’. But I’m glad you appreciated the beauty and simplicity of it. Eliot is my favourite poet, and I always find myself drawn to his words. Thank you for the follow too.

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