Hope is the Thing With Feathers, #314
314 Hope is The Thing With Feathers
by Emily Dickinson
This poem is one of almost 1800 written by a very shy and reclusive Emily Dickinson in 1862. Emily did not name her poems. They were numbered, this is number 314. She is regarded as a pioneer of a new era in American poetry in the United States along with Walt Whitman. Only seven of Emily's poems were published while she was living. Her sister worked to get the remainder published after her death. Emily Dickinson's poetry reflects a rich inner life, "Hope" being one of her most well-known poems. She reminds us they we all have the capacity of hope within us, no matter the circumstances. Her message is timeless.