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—
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Topic(s) of this poem: hope

Form: Sonnet


Comments about Hope Is The Thing With Feathers by Emily Dickinson

  • (4/28/2015 3:34:00 PM)


    Simple, lyrical, precise and profound. (Report) Reply

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  • (3/26/2015 10:26:00 PM)


    One of the Iranian scholars named her daughter of Molana (Rumi) . I also like to share a short poem that I wrote as a tribute to Emily Dickinson:
    I see you through your verses, when you stir alone.
    I found a way to acknowledge you,
    when your soul selects her own society
    the wind confirms you
    the trees, the earth, the tears
    and the people's awakening confirms you.
    why I am searching you, if you are everywhere?
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  • Aftab Alam Khursheed (3/16/2015 9:00:00 PM)


    Hope' is the thing with feathers—
    That perches in the soul—
    And sings the tune without the words—
    And never stops—at all— that's why I say- till there is sun shall not dew parish ....superb
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  • Daniela Mercelina (3/11/2015 5:39:00 AM)


    beautiful short poem about hope! ! ``And sings the tune without the words—`` perfectly described Love that part! (Report) Reply

  • (3/10/2015 6:09:00 AM)


    I likes this poem and that is about hope. (Report) Reply

  • (2/24/2015 11:31:00 AM)


    I love this poem! It is so eloquent, and yet so simple. (Report) Reply

  • Jinal Oswal (1/19/2015 2:28:00 AM)


    Hope- a secret wish of what we want. Wonderful poem (Report) Reply

  • Dr. Lakshmi S Bose (1/12/2015 12:56:00 AM)


    nice poem about hope (Report) Reply

  • Nishi Kumari (1/1/2015 7:43:00 AM)


    hope is the inspiration in the heart which keeps it beating even when the body dies..... (Report) Reply

  • Nishi Kumari (1/1/2015 7:43:00 AM)


    hope is the inspiration in the heart which keeps it beating even when the body dies..... (Report) Reply

  • Krishnakumar Chandrasekar Nair (12/4/2014 11:20:00 AM)


    Hope is much more than that
    A thing with feathers that flies
    When the going gets dismal and rough
    It becomes our guiding star of dark skies........
    (Report) Reply

  • Takondwa Hauya (11/14/2014 12:25:00 AM)


    My favourite poem of all times... (Report) Reply

  • (11/3/2014 8:33:00 AM)


    Yep, our hopes should be like nails & hairs.....no matter how many times they get cut......they don't stop growing! ! ! ! They provide great insight to do, to be something in life. Really a wonderful write........... :) (Report) Reply

  • (10/19/2014 10:35:00 PM)


    I truly love this poem and it makes me move.... it inspires me (Report) Reply

  • Georgios Venetopoulos (9/17/2014 5:19:00 PM)


    The poetess composes a Quatorzain here -one of her favored metrical forms- because she combines each two consecutive lines to one. For example - And sings the tune without the words -
    And never stops - at all - A beautiful Iambic heptameter - Quatorzain - for the experienced reader.
    (Report) Reply

  • Georgios Venetopoulos (9/17/2014 5:18:00 PM)


    The poetess composes a Quatorzain here -one of her favored metrical forms- because she combines each two consecutive lines to one. For example - And sings the tune without the words—
    And never stops—at all— A beautiful Iambic heptameter - Quatorzain - for the experienced reader.
    (Report) Reply

  • Jayatissa K. Liyanage (9/1/2014 7:24:00 AM)


    Life, where ever it goes carries along opes. Yet it does no ask even a crumb in return! Inspiring poem. Wonderful. (Report) Reply

  • Ging Taping (8/31/2014 9:18:00 PM)


    NICE ONE..continue hoping while its free (Report) Reply

  • Houssam Mokhtari (8/31/2014 3:50:00 PM)


    L'espoir fait vivre I enjoyed reading this lovely poem :)) (Report) Reply

  • Abekah Emmanuel (8/23/2014 6:47:00 PM)


    A very powerful theme elaborated by a great poetess....so unique in style....great job! (Report) Reply



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