Horus 2

Birds have inspired some of the most moving and insightful art and literature in history.  Consider for example the poem by Emily Dickinson (18301886)  Hope is the thing with 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 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.

  • The Poems of Emily Dickinson Edited by R. W. Franklin (Harvard University Press, 1999) – https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/hope-thing-feathers-254

If you’re looking to share your creativity with fellow bird lovers, BirbObserver would like to help promote your essays, short stories, poetry or artwork by showcasing them on our Horus page.

Submissions are welcome at any time.  Please send entries to our email account – birbobserver@gmail.com   Don’t forget to provide us with the title of your work and how you want to be credited / cited.

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