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Emily Dickinson - "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.

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"Hope" is the thing with feathers - Comments and Information

Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 254. "Hope" is the thing with feathers
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955
Poem of the Day: Jan 19 2004

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Comment 39 of 40, added on April 1st, 2012 at 12:00 AM.
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Comment 38 of 40, added on January 4th, 2012 at 10:12 PM.

Smart thinking - a cleevr way of looking at it.

Olivia from Bulgaria

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