Emily Dickinson

(10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886 / Amherst / Massachusetts)

'Hope' is the thing with feathers


'Hope' is the thing with feathers—
That perches in the soul—
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Topic of this poem: hope

Form: Sonnet

# 21 poem on top 500 Poems


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  • Rookie - 0 Points Hallie Gee (2/24/2015 11:31:00 AM)

    I love this poem! It is so eloquent, and yet so simple. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 25 Points Jinal Oswal (1/19/2015 2:28:00 AM)

    Hope- a secret wish of what we want. Wonderful poem (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 148 Points Lakshmi S Bose (1/12/2015 12:56:00 AM)

    nice poem about hope (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,885 Points Nishi Kumari (1/1/2015 7:43:00 AM)

    hope is the inspiration in the heart which keeps it beating even when the body dies..... (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,885 Points Nishi Kumari (1/1/2015 7:43:00 AM)

    hope is the inspiration in the heart which keeps it beating even when the body dies..... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 415 Points Krishnakumar Chandrasekar Nair (12/4/2014 11:20:00 AM)

    Hope is much more than that
    A thing with feathers that flies
    When the going gets dismal and rough
    It becomes our guiding star of dark skies........ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 39 Points Takondwa Hauya (11/14/2014 12:25:00 AM)

    My favourite poem of all times... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 60 Points Sharvali Shinde (11/3/2014 8:33:00 AM)

    Yep, our hopes should be like nails & hairs.....no matter how many times they get cut......they don't stop growing! ! ! ! They provide great insight to do, to be something in life. Really a wonderful write........... :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Emina Kemem (10/19/2014 10:35:00 PM)

    I truly love this poem and it makes me move.... it inspires me (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 674 Points Giorgio Veneto (9/17/2014 5:19:00 PM)

    The poetess composes a Quatorzain here -one of her favored metrical forms- because she combines each two consecutive lines to one. For example - And sings the tune without the words -
    And never stops - at all - A beautiful Iambic heptameter - Quatorzain - for the experienced reader. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 674 Points Giorgio Veneto (9/17/2014 5:18:00 PM)

    The poetess composes a Quatorzain here -one of her favored metrical forms- because she combines each two consecutive lines to one. For example - And sings the tune without the words—
    And never stops—at all— A beautiful Iambic heptameter - Quatorzain - for the experienced reader. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,119 Points Jayatissa K. Liyanage (9/1/2014 7:24:00 AM)

    Life, where ever it goes carries along opes. Yet it does no ask even a crumb in return! Inspiring poem. Wonderful. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,728 Points Points Of View (8/31/2014 9:18:00 PM)

    NICE ONE..continue hoping while its free (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 432 Points Mokhtari Houssam Eddine (8/31/2014 3:50:00 PM)

    L'espoir fait vivre I enjoyed reading this lovely poem :)) (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,856 Points Abekah Emmanuel (8/23/2014 6:47:00 PM)

    A very powerful theme elaborated by a great poetess....so unique in style....great job! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie N. K. (7/25/2014 10:37:00 AM)

    A beautiful and inspiring poem, written by a talented and inspiring poet. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 21,435 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (7/8/2014 9:46:00 AM)

    Most beautifully made a poem by the great poet and liked it. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 10,508 Points * Sunprincess * (4/27/2014 8:35:00 PM)

    .........so beautifully this poetess describes hope....and yes Emily is one of my favourite poetess, the other two are valerie and valsa....with these three poetess you cannot go wrong... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 58 Points Brian Jani (4/25/2014 5:26:00 PM)

    Awesome I like this poem (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 58 Points Brian Jani (4/25/2014 5:25:00 PM)

    Awesome I like this poem (Report) Reply



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