Words by Emily Dickinson (1830-1886).
Music by Bonnie McMaken, 2011.
Choreography/Danced by Jessie Philbrick

Feathers was originally recorded on The McMakens album, Homegrown. Listen to or download it here:
themcmakens.bandcamp.com/track/feathers

Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune--without the words,
And never stops at all,
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.
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 asked a crumb of me.

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