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“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.

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Offer Relief   L. Moon (2013)

Oh lonely one out in the storm

I wish to share your plight

for as you fade against the gray

fight cold against the night

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I wish to bring you home again

a place so safe and warm

please follow follow  close to me

I promise you no harm

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I cry and notice everyday

the ones without a coat

I will to give them something warm

mostly give them hope

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I entreat upon these words so few

you join in hand with me

and make the call for those who can’t

engender, make a plea

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homeless man by Sam

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Also sharing this with Wordless Wednesday

Emily Dickinson: “‘Hope’ is the Thing with Feathers” from The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson, edited by Thomas H. Johnson. Copyright 1945, 1951, 8 1955, 1979, 1983 by the President and Fellows of Harvard College.

Photography : “Rain on Bird” L. Moon 2007 (copyright)

Homeless Man by Sampac attributed work shared/ copyright Creative Commons