The first two stanzas provide meaning for hope by illustrating various locations and actions where hope may be found. When hope hovers in dark corners, it is presumably hoping for light. When hope is asleep, it will soon be awake. When it is locked into dandelion heads, Nature itself allows it to burst forth to carry abroad the seed of new growth. Essentially, hope is seen as both omnipresent and ubiquitous, and it is both figuratively and literally identical with existence itself. To adapt words by Thomas Jefferson, just as human beings have been given the inseparable gifts of life and liberty, so have we also been given the gift of hope, and none of these gifts can be separated.