Notes in Emily Dickinson’s pocket – “If I can stop one heart from breaking” (Life, 6)

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If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.

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Emily is said to have carried a pencil and scraps of paper in her pocket in order to always be prepared when a poem came her way.

~  “Tell all the Truth but tell it slant.”  ~

Image of Emily Dickinson – from the daguerreotype taken circa 1848. (my frame)
Poem – Emily Dickinson. Complete Poems. 1924.

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2 Responses to Notes in Emily Dickinson’s pocket – “If I can stop one heart from breaking” (Life, 6)

  1. wordcloud9 says:

    In the Talmud, it says
    “And whoever saves a life, it is considered as if he saved an entire world.”

  2. Beautful! Thank you, N.

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