Hope is the thing with feathers

Posted on Dec 17, 2016

The Howard County Children’s Chorus Lyric Chorus, 12/11/16, Mt. Hebron HS


“Hope” is the thing with feathers

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.


source: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poems/detail/42889