Monday, 17 June 2019

Hope is the thing with feathers - poem - Emily Dickinson

Hope is the thing with feathers ( #254)
Emily Dickinson - 1830-1886

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.

Solveig Slettahjell singer

Probably my favourite poem by Emily Dickinson,
also recorded as a song featuring Norwegian jazz singer Solveig Slettahjell :)

Tags: Emily Dickinson, meaningful poems, singing, spirit, soul, Solveig Slettahjell singer
songs of hope

Similar Songs of Hope by Tom Waits (singer) and Kathleen Brennan (poet), also sung by Solveig Slettahjell Take it with me


  1. I've read better by a bloke named Fairbrother.

  2. Thank you Marty,

    I'm trying to write at the mo ... but ... you know how it is


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