‘Hope Is The Thing With Feathers’ by Emily Dickinson

‘Hope Is The Thing With Feathers’

by Emily DickinsonDSCF4821-001

“‘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.”

Emily Dickinson died on this day in 1886, you can read more of her work through Surrey Libraries.

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