Poets That Inspire Me: Emily Dickinson

The more I research the poet Emily Dickinson, I find that I can closely relate to her in many ways.  I have also come to really enjoy her writing style.  One of the poems that has caught my attention is called “Hope Is The Thing Without Feathers” (314)

 

“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: The Poems of Emily Dickinson Edited by R. W. Franklin (Harvard University Press, 1999)

 

Additional source: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/171619

 

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