Apr 3, 2012

D is for: Dickinson, Emily

 

 

"Hope" is the thing with feathers


"Hope" is the thing with feathers—
That perches in the soul—
And sings the tune without the words—
And never stops—at all—

And sweetest—in the Gale—is heard—
And sore must be the storm—
That could abash the little Bird
That kept so many warm—

I've heard it in the chillest land—
And on the strangest Sea—
Yet, never, in Extremity,
It asked a crumb—of Me.

10 comments:

Krista McLaughlin said...

Such beautiful poetry from Emily Dickinson. I was never really a fan of her poetry when we read it in high school, but it has grown on me. Though I admit that poetry in general is just hard for me to get into. We studied poetry extensively in 9th grade and that drained me.

elizabeth seckman said...

Emily Dickinson is my 'when I feel like I should just quit writing role model'...she wrote for herself; for the pure joy of linking words. Sometimes that is all the hope I need.

Kyra Lennon said...

What a lovely poem!

Nikki said...

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Thank you for your comment on mine, have a beautiful Wednesday!

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Kimberlee Turley said...

Not much of a poetry fan, but I did enjoy this. (I especially like the ones the rhyme.)

Christine Murray said...

I love this poem. The rhythm and flow is so upbeat.

Daisy Carter said...

I love poetry month! This is a great one, and I love the picture you added.

Jaycee DeLorenzo said...

Lovely! Thanks for sharing!

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Jenny S. Morris said...

Oh, Nice!

Damyanti said...

Emily is my fave. Thanks for sharing this one.

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