A Taste of Hope


Notice of absence from Neville

For anyone that might be interested, I fly to Lisbon Portugal later today and then hop on board a mighty big ship (at least I hope it is) then sail around the Mediterranean for a few days calling at Madeira, the Canaries etc etc .. then up to Cape Verde for a few more .. and then across the Atlantic to Brazil calling at eight different ports .. If all goes according to plan, I should be in Rio de Janeiro for my birthday mid December .. Please note, this has nothing to do with work, it's very selfishly, just for me .. I plan to be back around the 15th December .. Stay safe and write on .. Kindest of Regards & All Good Things, Neville 🤍

A Taste of Hope


There is nothing

quite like

the smell of hope

is there darling ..


if it had a taste,

I do believe

it would be yellow

and always

wear a magnificent

sideways, stoic smile ..





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  • orchidee

    KP got her own back on me. I read this to her and she gave me a yellow banana filled with botox! lol.
    That's Adventure Number, oh I dunno, 7638495 or summat. I lost count.

    • Neville

      did you inadvertently write your telephone number down or are you hoping someone will ring you

      • orchidee

        Yep, phone it to find out if it's me or if I'm telling porkies! Use UK dialling code.

      • crypticbard

        Yellow is a grand colour that would trump a stoic smile with a tooth bared grin 😁

        • Neville

          Yellow it is then ............................. 💛👍

        • Teddy.15

          The positivity in here is certainly hopeful, my dear Nev, loved your imagery and your message darling, without hope nothing would be bright. ❤️

          • Neville

            You are so write Teddy .. thank you for waving that banner and for keeping the baton going .. ❤️

          • Bella Shepard

            That mellow, yellow hints of honey, how sweet the poem, the sentiment and the poet.

            • Neville

              funny you should say that Bella .. I was only thinking of Donovan just a few moments ago .. Oh' and this old hurdy gurdy man sends many thanks your way ... Neville

            • Accidental Poet

              There's always hope in the heart and soul of every honest human being. 😉

              • Neville

                what a golden thought you have just put forward AP .. I'll second that if no one else objects .. Neville 🌞

                • Accidental Poet

                  If anyone objects, they must have given up all hope. 🤔

                • Goldfinch60

                  It certainly does Neville.


                  • Neville

                    Cheers Andy .. Neville

                  • Thomas W Case

                    Superb work.

                    • Neville

                      I would normally say thanks, but today is not a normal day, so I shall just say Blagodariya ..

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