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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.


Comments about Hope Is The Thing With Feathers by Emily Dickinson

  • Bronze Star - 2,179 Points Ravi Kopra (10/15/2017 1:22:00 PM)

    Keep on hoping, you lazy bums
    keep on warming your hearts
    thinking of lovers, riches, luxuries
    keep on waiting for your prince
    charming who never comes

    Except once in a billion trillion times
    you may win a lottery and the prince
    may mistakenly stumble on your door
    and you hold him in your arms
    thinking as your own, foolishly,
    Keep on dreaming, hoping
    Like the Emily's little Bird
    it will cost you nothing.
    You dreamers, lazy bums. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 14,533 Points Jeanette Telusma (10/8/2017 6:16:00 AM)

    Hope is the bridge needed to move from the past to our future. As the poetess said Hope is the thing with feathers. The hope we possess will take us over on its wings. A beautiful poem in deed. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Sean Wayman (9/22/2017 3:42:00 AM)

    Emily Dickinson was in many respects a dark and Gothic poet. The more you study her, the more you see a cognitive genius thinking through complex issues with originality and insight. This poem on the bird of hope seems to be more optimistic than many of her works, but I think we should proceed with caution. Hope never stops at all and constantly sings to us but is it really just diverting us from things we don't want to think about. I think. It is important to notice what hope cannot achieve, and that is solving our problems. You need to probe the subtext of this poem to see it is positive than it seems. (Report) Reply

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Poems About Hope

  1. 1. Hope Is The Thing With Feathers , Emily Dickinson
  2. 2. The Hope Of My Heart , John McCrae
  3. 3. Hope , Emily Jane Brontë
  4. 4. To Hope , John Keats
  5. 5. Hope Your Happy , Jessica Anonymous
  6. 6. Evelyn Hope , Robert Browning
  7. 7. Hope , Randall Jarrell
  8. 8. Hope , Friedrich Schiller
  9. 9. Dare I Hope? , Sophia White
  10. 10. Hope Is A Tattered Flag , Carl Sandburg
  11. 11. The Instinct Of Hope , John Clare
  12. 12. Work Without Hope , Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  13. 13. Bird Of Hope , Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  14. 14. Hope Holds To Christ , Gerard Manley Hopkins
  15. 15. Song Of Hope , Thomas Hardy
  16. 16. Since Thou Hast Given Me This Good Hope,.. , Robert Louis Stevenson
  17. 17. Love Without Hope , Robert Graves
  18. 18. Oh, They Have Robbed Me Of The Hope , Anne Brontë
  19. 19. Now Let No Charitable Hope , Elinor Morton Wylie
  20. 20. Hope Is Not Lost , Jessica Millsaps
  21. 21. Sonnets 12: Cherish You Then The Hope I .. , Edna St. Vincent Millay
  22. 22. Hope , ice johnson
  23. 23. Hope Dieth: Hope Liveth , William Morris
  24. 24. The Pleasures Of Hope (Excerpt) , Thomas Campbell
  25. 25. Hope (Just A Thought) , .Pd. is here
  26. 26. Enjoy Hope , Sandra Osborne
  27. 27. The Hope Of The Resurrection , Vachel Lindsay
  28. 28. One Must Have Hope , Vega Destiny Star
  29. 29. When Hope But Made Tranquillity Be Felt .. , Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  30. 30. Sonnet Xvi: Delusive Hope , Mary Darby Robinson
  31. 31. Hope , Anne Kingsmill Finch
  32. 32. Lively Hope And Gracious Fear , William Cowper
  33. 33. Sonnet Xxv: False Hope Prolongs , Samuel Daniel
  34. 34. Hope Deferred , Robert Fuller Murray
  35. 35. Hope. , Krantol Northic
  36. 36. Lamentations Of Jeremiah Iii: Hope Of Re.. , Prophet Jeremiah
  37. 37. I Hope , Sara Magana
  38. 38. Hope , jodi right
  39. 39. 0431 You Couldn'T Make It Up... I Hope... , Michael Shepherd
  40. 40. Don'T Give Up Hope , Sylvia Chidi
  41. 41. Hope For The Future , Joseph T. Renaldi
  42. 42. Hope , suchul Jin
  43. 43. A Pastoral Ballad Ii: Hope , William Shenstone
  44. 44. Hope On , Charles Harpur
  45. 45. 0022 A Dickinsonian Ode To Hope , Michael Shepherd
  46. 46. Had I Presumed To Hope , Emily Dickinson
  47. 47. Hope , Flora A. Parham
  48. 48. All Hope , Bill Smith
  49. 49. Hope , David Darbyshire
  50. 50. With Faith And Hope , Ernestine Northover
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