"Hope" Is The Thing...

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

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A nonsense rewrite of Emily Dickinson's poem.

Hope” Is The Thing...


“Hope” is the thing with feathers,

a bit like a parakeet,

and when I sing without the words

I know it’s not so sweet.


And like a bird that’s on the wing,

I let my voice quite soar;

I really, really try to sing

but it comes out like a caw.


I’ve heard it in the coldest breeze,

and on the pink tinged sea,

I’ll admit a little bumblebee

could do a better job than me.


(Here's a link to the original:https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/42889/hope-is-the-thing-with-feathers-314  )

Submitted: January 27, 2021

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Mike S.

Excellent poem, Hull

Wed, January 27th, 2021 6:49pm


Thanks, Mike. I actually find rewriting things a real challenge.

Fri, January 29th, 2021 4:28am

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