I did Thought for the Day on BBC Radio Ulster a few weeks ago on Hope, using a bit of story, a bit of theology and a bit of poetry from Emily Dickinson. I thought I'd save it for Holy Week.
The Emily Dickinson poem is beautiful. Writing about Dickinson, Jeanette Winterson said:
The text of '"Hope" is the thing with feathers' is below, as is a recording of the poem set to music by the delicious Julie Lee.