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NPM #10 – “Hope” is the thing with feathers

April 10, 2016
“Hope” is the thing with feathers –
That perches in the soul –
And sings the tune without the words –
And never stops – at all –emily


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
2 Comments leave one →
  1. secretly-broken permalink
    April 10, 2016 2:07 pm

    My favourite poem by Dickinson, it’s wonderful!

    • April 10, 2016 2:45 pm

      I got a little burned out on Dickinson during college (I went to the same school she did, so she was referenced FREQUENTLY,) but I always loved this one.

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