Bono’s note found at Israeli hotel: ‘Hope is like a faithful dog’

U2 front man, who paid a surprise visit to Israel earlier this month, leaves a poetic note in the guestbook at Jerusalem’s King David Hotel.

U2’s front man Bono surprised Israeli passers-by earlier this month with his sudden visit to Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.


U2 singer Bono - Photo by: AP

On Wednesday, BuzzFeed published the note Bono left behind at Jerusalem’s King David Hotel, which consists of a poem about how “hope is like a faithful dog,” and his sketch of “a dog called Hope.””In Jerusalem, hope springs eternal,” the poem read.

“Hope is like a faithful dog, sometimes she runs ahead of me to check the future, to sniff it out and then I call to her: Hope, Hope, come here, and she comes to me. I pet her, she eats out of my hand and sometimes she stays behind, near some other hope maybe to sniff out whatever was. Then I call her my Despair. I call out to her. Here, my little Despair, come here and she comes and snuggles up, and again I call her Hope.”

He signed, “With great thanks for great room in great hotel in great city, Bono.”

Bono was believed to be in Israel for a private visit, and did not hold any performances.

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By Haaretz