December 7, 2023 Beloved Poem a Good Reminder About “Hope”

Thanks to Dumbartonian Nancy Holland for recommending this beloved poem, which aligns so beautifully with Dumbarton’s Advent theme of radical hope.

“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.


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