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Poetry Friday: Hope is the thing with feathers by Emily Dickinson

April 24th, 2009 (07:23 am)
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Current Mood: awake
Current Song: Hey Casanova by Duncan Sheik

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.

- by Emily Dickinson

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Comments

Posted by: crissachappell (crissachappell)
Posted at: April 24th, 2009 02:25 pm (UTC)

Ah! One of my faves.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: April 24th, 2009 02:26 pm (UTC)

That was instantaneous, Miss Crissa! One of mine as well. How are you?

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: April 24th, 2009 11:04 pm (UTC)
one of my

favorites.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: April 24th, 2009 11:59 pm (UTC)
Re: one of my

Mine as well.

Posted by: leewindauthor (leewindauthor)
Posted at: April 25th, 2009 02:23 am (UTC)
lovely - new to me and so great to experience!

Thanks for bringing it to our attention!
Lee

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: April 25th, 2009 03:31 am (UTC)
Re: lovely - new to me and so great to experience!

I'm so glad! This is such a precious piece.

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: April 25th, 2009 05:10 am (UTC)
poem

I knew I recognized that opening line...I am reading Jacqueline Woodson's Feathers!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: April 25th, 2009 05:23 am (UTC)
Re: poem

Enjoy!

Posted by: Claire Hennessy (iliketea)
Posted at: April 25th, 2009 08:23 am (UTC)

Emily Dickinson is always a treat. :)

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: April 25th, 2009 04:09 pm (UTC)

Agreed.

Posted by: Claire Hennessy (iliketea)
Posted at: April 25th, 2009 10:25 pm (UTC)

Saw a familiar name thanked in Deb Caletti's latest book, btw. Very cool! :)

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: April 25th, 2009 11:23 pm (UTC)

Oh my goodness! Really? Oh my goodness! I am looking forward to reading the book, but I haven't found it yet. Wow.

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