Here’s a full poem ‘Hope is the thing with feathers -’ by Emily Dickinson. If you’re interested in a full analysis of this poem, check out our links at the bottom of the page!
“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.
Love leading the Pilgrim – Study of Birds: Finches, 1897 By Sir Edward Burne-Jones
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