September 11th, 2010, Reflecting Pool at Ground Zero, New York, New York. During this year's 9/11 memorial service, the Governor of New York, David Paterson, quoted three short poems of Sri Chinmoy's on hope:
“Born in India, the American author Sri Chinmoy once penned that:
Knows no fear.
Hope dares to blossom
Even inside the abysmal abyss.
Hope secretly feeds
Blogger Sharani poignantly adds soulful commentary in her piece ' 9/11 – 9 Years Later Remembered'.
Shortpoems.org also features more aphorisims and poetry of hope, among dozens of other themes.