Day 10. Hope is the Thing

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“Hope is the Thing with Feathers” 10×10, oil on panel [creativ_button url=”http://www.dailypaintworks.com/fineart/denise-hopkins/hope-is-the-thing-with-feathers/439160″ icon=”” label=”Buy Now” colour=”red” colour_custom=”” size=”medium” edge=”straight” target=”_self”]

 

“Hope” is the thing with feathers

BY EMILY DICKINSON

“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.

 

It was only a matter time before I used this poem, one I’ve used again and again even before I was doing a series of paintings based on poems.

This is a new bird to me– a crimson sunbird. I fell in love with its graceful shape and bold color.

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Denise Hopkins

January 10, 2016

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