"Hope" is the thing with feathers--
That perches in the soul--
And sings the song 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.
~ Emily Dickinson ~
Feel free to enlarge and right click my little bird, I scanned him in myself from an old book I found.