Hope Perches In My Soul: Happy Birthday, Ms. D

Born on December 10, 1830, Emily Dickinson’s poetry still rings true in a timeless symphony of  beauty and wisdom.

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.