The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series Two
by Emily Dickinson
Life, Poem 6: Hope
- Year Published: 1896
- Language: English
- Country of Origin: United States of America
- Source: Dickenson, E. (1896). The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series Two.Boston, MA: Roberts Brothers.
- Flesch–Kincaid Level: 6.6
- Word Count: 70
- Genre: Poetry
- Keywords: 19th century literature, american literature, emily dickinson, poems, poetry, series 1
- ✎ Cite This
Dickinson, E. (1896). Life, Poem 6: Hope. The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series Two (Lit2Go Edition). Retrieved March 26, 2023, from https://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/115/the-poems-of-emily-dickinson-series-two/3582/life-poem-6-hope/
Dickinson, Emily. "Life, Poem 6: Hope." The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series Two. Lit2Go Edition. 1896. Web. <https://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/115/the-poems-of-emily-dickinson-series-two/3582/life-poem-6-hope/>. March 26, 2023.
Emily Dickinson, "Life, Poem 6: Hope," The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series Two, Lit2Go Edition, (1896), accessed March 26, 2023, https://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/115/the-poems-of-emily-dickinson-series-two/3582/life-poem-6-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.