MY Love is of a birth as rareMarvell has it right. Despair is revelatory and transformative, unlike "feeble" hope which is hardly more than crossed fingers and perpetual smile. Maybe that's what will bring about real political change in this country, the heck with hope (whose spectrum opposite is malaise), but down and out desperate despair to make change happen. It's despair, ultimately I bet, that brought about the fall of the Berlin Wall. Dissidence is born of despair because there's nowhere else to go if you can't bear it. Politically despair won't fly here, but I do see the power of its raw, unbridled, electrifying state.
As 'tis, for object, strange and high ;
It was begotten by Despair,
Magnanimous Despair alone
Could show me so divine a thing,
Where feeble hope could ne'er have flown,
But vainly flapped its tinsel wing.
John William Waterhouse, Study for the Lady of Shalott (1894)