Emily Dickinson

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

'Hope' is the thing with feathers

'Hope' is the thing with feathers—
That perches in the soul—
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  • Rookie Gary Witt (9/26/2006 11:47:00 AM)

    'There is no despair so absolute as that which comes with the first moments of our first great sorrow, when we have not yet known what it is to have suffered and be healed, to have despaired and have recovered hope.' -George Eliot,1819-1880. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ruby Root (8/23/2006 8:34:00 PM)

    The feeling I got from reading this poem that hope was in her soul but the pain crushed her hope. I just felt sadness, reading this poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Brian Dorn (7/20/2006 9:38:00 PM)

    Interesting how Dickinson can take something so intangable and make you feel like you can reach out and touch it. A brilliant tribute to that inner quality which, when all else fails, it's all that we have left. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Debra Prigg (11/26/2004 1:15:00 PM)

    I chose this poem for my Grandmother's funeral eulogy, she was a special lady who brought much love and care to her family. Thanks for letting use this web site to locate the perfect words. (Report) Reply

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