Emily Dickinson

(10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886 / Amherst / Massachusetts)

Hope Is The Thing With Feathers - Poem by Emily Dickinson

'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.

Topic(s) of this poem: hope

Form: Sonnet

Comments about Hope Is The Thing With Feathers by Emily Dickinson

  • Indira Renganathan (10/20/2016 9:37:00 AM)

    How lovely the poet has crafted it.. a hopeful mind we should have but never in extremity....true..like this poem a lot- 10 (Report) Reply

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  • (9/15/2016 6:45:00 AM)

    Add a comment. This poem is succintly gracious. a dear soaring reality! (Report) Reply

  • Mizzy ........ (8/27/2016 6:17:00 AM)

    A wonderful poem of hope.....inspiring and moving! (Report) Reply

  • (7/2/2016 7:19:00 PM)

    She wrote a energetic poetry. I just read her 2 poems but i feel the poems are best of all times. Thanks for make me stronger. I have biggest hope for living life. (Report) Reply

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (6/26/2016 5:04:00 PM)

    Inspiring n profound. Nicely written.Thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

  • (6/9/2016 7:54:00 PM)

    NEVER ADD DASHES... Because the AUTO-READER says DASH in mid prose, every every single time you inserted it! RUINING THE POETRY FOR THE BLIND patrons of the ARTS! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • (6/9/2016 7:51:00 PM)

    NEVER ADD DASHES... Because the AUTO READ says DASH in mid prose, every line you inserted into! SHOCKING IT FOR THE BLIND PAROLE OF THE ARTS! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Oladipo Daniel Akinnusi (6/1/2016 4:00:00 PM)

    the metaphor being used as its title has given us the message of the poem. It is a wonderful poem (Report) Reply

  • Vivek Kumar (4/25/2016 10:19:00 PM)

    what a lovely n majestic poem... (Report) Reply

  • (4/15/2016 11:57:00 AM)

    We had poem books with a lot of here poems and I still remember only being aloud to check out one... (Report) Reply

  • Kaisar Saggu (4/3/2016 2:16:00 PM)

    beautiful poem motivated by always bright side of life, Only hopes keep us live & moving for search of new horizons. inspirational poem by Emily (Report) Reply

  • David Lumpkin (3/22/2016 2:37:00 PM)

    always feed hope, for without we do not exist. (Report) Reply

  • Soumita Sarkar (2/23/2016 10:54:00 PM)

    Just an excellent piece...always awakes.....always inspires. (Report) Reply

  • Paulos Ioannou (2/18/2016 8:21:00 PM)

    fantastic. She is so good at expressing simple ideas and turning them into great poetry (Report) Reply

  • Bharati Nayak (2/4/2016 1:32:00 AM)

    I have heard it in the chillest land-
    And on the strangest sea-
    Yet, never in Extremity
    It asked a crumb-of Me- - Hope gives you light in the toughest situations.We derive strength from Hope, but Hope never demands anything from us in return.- - - - - -Beautiful poem.
    (Report) Reply

  • (1/12/2016 6:08:00 PM)

    ............beautiful poem and one of my favorites ★ (Report) Reply

  • (1/11/2016 3:31:00 PM)

    To me this poem speaks true. Hope can fly between people if we let it. For hope is a a thing feather. (Report) Reply

  • Alisha Castle (1/8/2016 12:56:00 AM)

    Wonderful poetry sharing....... (Report) Reply

  • (12/30/2015 6:33:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem. Like it. (Report) Reply

  • (12/25/2015 1:41:00 PM)

    Intriging (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

Poem Edited: Tuesday, September 15, 2015

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