Delicate petals,

vibrant strength when opening,

valuable essence.


Compassionate soul,

radiate goodness not gossips.

Ignore polemics.


You don’t see my thorns.

I glow for positive growth.

Unmoved by malice.


You diffuse hatred.

I give love and happiness.

Truth against your lies.

~ Angelica Hopes, haiku]

Photograph and Text © Ana Angelica Abaya van Doorn 2017

Poet, author, novelist, Italian-English translator, ghost writer, lovingly dedicated to my husband and three daughters, a foreign language enthusiast, a piano and English tutor, a domestic violence counsellor and a wanderlust.

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