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The Thing With Feathers

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“Hope” is the thing with feathers -

That perches in the soul -

And sings the tune without the words -

And never stops - at all -

Emily Dickinson

This is one stanza from a poem by Emily Dickinson. Isn’t it beauiful?

There’s also a book you might like that was inspired by this poem. It’s called Feathers and it was written by Jaqueline Woodson. It’s probably best for 5th graders and up. I read it a few years ago and loved it.

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Sarah Hurt is the Assistant Director at Camp and an eleven year-old at heart. A graduate of Wake Forest University, Sarah loves good stories, twinkling stars, and porch swings. When she’s not at Camp, Sarah lives in Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, with her dog, Riley.

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