“Hope Rises From the Ashes”

“Hope” has a key around her wrist that says hope on it- because hope is “key” to rising above life’s difficulties.

Emily Dickinson wrote this poem:


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.


My “Hope” has peacock and embossed metal feathers & she rises like a phoenix from the flames of despair. She is made from the head of a Balinese bat kite;the body is mosaiced with beads & she is standing on a recycled candle holder.

© Deedee Hampton 2012