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Featured Poem: Hope is the thing with feathers by Emily Dickinson

Written by Jamie Barton, 14th August 2023

This month our Featured Poem is Hope is the thing with feathers by Emily Dickinson, read by The Reader's Reading Heroes Coordinator, Hope.



“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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