Aug 8, 2009

7th Virtual Poetry Circle

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And now, for the seventh edition of the Virtual Poetry Circle:

OK, Here's a poem up for reactions, interaction, and--dare I say it--analysis:

Remember, this is just for fun and is not meant to be stressful.

Keep in mind what Molly Peacock's books suggested. Look at a line, a stanza, sentences, and images; describe what you like or don't like; and offer an opinion. If you missed my review of her book, check it out here.

This week's poem is from Emily Dickinson:

Hope is the thing with feathers (254)

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

Let me know your thoughts, ideas, feelings, impressions. Let's have a great discussion...pick a line, pick an image, pick a sentence. Most of all have fun!


Missy said...

Hi Serena: I wanted to say "thank you!" for stopping by my blog :)
Have a great weekend!

Serena said...

Missy: Not a problem.

Elizabeth said...

Thanks for letting me know about this! I enjoy poetry, but don't always know if I "get" it - I think this will be a fun experience.

I love the idea of hope being a bird - I can relate to this, as I've felt hope "land" on me before in difficult times. The visual of hope singing in a storm is a beautiful one. I have to admit that Dickinson is not one of my favorite poets - but there are certain of her poems I do enjoy, and this is one of them.

Serena said...

I really love the image of the bird as hope as well and that it is still flying through the storm. I love that.

Anna said...

I love Dickinson, though this isn't my favorite of her poems. I love how she used such simply imagery but turns it into something bigger. Hope I'm making sense; it's early! I also like her use of rhyme. That's so hard to pull off and now sound cheesy.

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