Hope (and a happy New Year!)

‘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.

“Hope is the Thing with feathers” (1891)
by Emily Dickinson

2 thoughts on “Hope (and a happy New Year!)

  1. Надежда – маленький пернатый
    Птенец на жердочке души.
    Мотивчик незамысловатый
    Его ничем не заглушить.

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    1. Он пел нам у лесной сторожки,
      в степи, над морем много раз,
      но для себя он даже крошки
      ни разу не просил у нас.


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