Four-Leaf Clover

Last week, we moved out of our apartment. The inevitable chaos prevented me from posting a poem. Even though I’m glad it’s over and done with, it still feels a bit strange knowing I will never come home to that apartment again. But instead of being sad, I wanted to look forward. This poem really helped me with that. American poet Ella Higginson gave me hope: when we leave things behind, we have to keep faith that we’re moving forward.

I know a place where the sun is like gold,
And the cherry blooms burst with snow,
And down underneath is the loveliest nook,
Where the four-leaf clovers grow.

One leaf is for hope, and one is for faith,
And one is for love, you know,
And God put another in for luck –
If you search, you will find where they grow.

But you must have hope, and you must have faith,
You must love and be strong – and so –
If you work, if you wait, you will find the place
Where the four-leaf clovers grow.

Ella Higginson


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