A poem for 9th November 2016

A poem by Emily Dickinson on a day that feels bereft of hope, but where the only thing is to carry on, as best as one can, living and loving true to one’s own true self…

Hope Is The Thing With Feathers

‘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.