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Hope by Bonnie T.  Barry


Small (21.3" x 16.4")

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When I was teaching high school English, Emily Dickinson’s poem about HOPE was one of my all-time favorites. The great American poet compares hope to a little bird that never stops singing, even during the most turbulent storms, yet demands nothing from the one it encourages. In the present day when despair and doubts abound, this little poem from the past makes a welcome comeback. I took the photo of the Carolina wren as it perched jauntily on a branch near my patio. I love the wren because, in spite of its small size, it has a mighty song. I think it’s a fitting image to couple with Emily Dickinson’s poem. May the picture and the poetry bring hope your way! (The photo is also available without the poem. Just let me know if you’d like that instead.)


  • mick
    mickabout 7 years ago

    well done

  • Maria Dryfhout
    Maria Dryfhoutabout 7 years ago

    Wise words… lovely image!

  • lilifrog
    lilifrogabout 7 years ago

    Beautifull card!

  • jesika
    jesikaabout 7 years ago

    It’s a beautiful poem.
    It’s a beautiful wren.
    My preference would be the bird alone, for me, he says all that needs to be said.

  • Carlo Cesar Rodillas
    Carlo Cesar Ro...about 7 years ago

    Very inspiring work of art/poetry! Congrats always!

  • Dr. Sandeep Jain
    Dr. Sandeep Jainabout 7 years ago

    Wonderful capture of this bird. Love the blurred background.

  • momleeb
    momleebabout 7 years ago

    Beautiful picture and lovely message to go with it. Nothing like ‘hope’. Great one!

  • Sheryl Kasper
    Sheryl Kasperabout 7 years ago

    We must always believe there is Hope! Beautiful Bonnie. Love the way his little feathers all puffed up. He is looking so proud! :)

  • EmilyWinter
    EmilyWinterabout 7 years ago
    Hii love the little birds. Hes so little but so grate.
  • EmilyWinter
    EmilyWinterabout 7 years ago
    HiMy name Emily.
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