Leslie Ching

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Feathers - Poem by Leslie Ching

Hope might be the thing with feathers*
But of virtue it's not the only thing-
Strength would have eagle's claws,
Love would possess angle's wings-

Respect, a humble and bowed head
Courage, a heart made of steel
Truth, a clear and golden eye
Sympathy, hands to heal

Beauty, a sea-green peakcock's tail
Liberation with her torch held high**
Joy always has the fairest face
Faith with Constance rule the sky...

*Read Emily Dickinson's 'Hope is the Thing With Feathers'
**Based on the Statue of Liberty in New York, U.S.A.

Comments about Feathers by Leslie Ching

  • Stefanie Fontker (8/4/2011 9:31:00 PM)

    Great poem, lovely words. I am a Emily Dickinson fan as well. (Report)Reply

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  • ~ Jon London ~ (3/1/2009 10:48:00 AM)

    Wonderful job, you are free with your flow, i like your form keep expressing (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, February 15, 2009

Poem Edited: Saturday, August 6, 2011

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