Friday, April 23, 2010

Emily Dickinson "If I can stop one heart from breaking"

Hi Friends,
I bought the cutest little book of book marks, published by Dover, at my public library's store. You tear out the book marks along the perforations.
Each bookmark has a different poem, each with a garden painting.
Here is a favorite:

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.

Do y'all love this like I do? Well written Miss Emily.

22 comments:

myletterstoemily said...

such a precious sentiment!

Dawn said...

Buetiful poem! Wouldn't the world be a wondeful place if everyone felt that way?
Hugs,
Dawn

Amrita said...

This is so beautiful Just the cry of my heart

GWENDOLYN said...

Beautiful words to live by.
Gwen

Heart2Heart said...

You know now that I am reading so much I am always looking for bookmarks. Thanks for this lovely suggestion.

Stop by when you can, I miss seeing you.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Jemi Fraser said...

I really like that - she's written such amazing stuff :)

Tea With Tiffany said...

I love it. The power of one. Profound purpose to help one.

Vicki said...

Yes, Terra, I absolutely love that verse. That would be my heart's desire, too, to help someone along life's way. Thank you for visiting me at Bunny Cottage and following along with me. I am so glad to get to meet you and know you. I am a follower of you now. Have a blessed, peaceful weekend. Vicki

E. Charlotte said...

Hello Terra! Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog the other day! I liked the poem you shared today, very pretty! :)

Take care!
E. Charlotte

Annesphamily said...

Great poetry!

Willow said...

Thank you so much for visiting and commenting on my blog. You have a wonderful one here and so many uplifting posts.

Willow

Deborah Ann said...

That's adorable!

Tankene Ice Mist said...

Beautiful joy . thanks for the bookmark tip. Tankene

Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

What a great idea for bookmarks...hmmm, a perfect gift, for booklovers, especially poets.

Julie said...

Definitely love anything to do with kitty cats! You have a fun blog.

lakeviewer said...

What a great way to savor each poem. Lovely idea.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Hi...yes, I would say flowers count too! Hey, I see you didn't change your background paper....did I confuse you with my answer to your question??

Kimberly said...

I love poetry! Thank you for sharing this today.

Have a blessed day.

Emerald Window said...

Fabulous Poem. I'm copying it and posting it on my bulletin board in the studio.
Thanks!
Cenya

Life Laugh Latte said...

One of the sad things about my Kindle...no more bookmarks:( A friend bought me a beautiful one from Brighton for my b-day...and it just sits there on the shelf staring at me. Thanks for coming by today. Holly

RazorFamilyFarms.com said...

I love Emily Dickinson!

Donna said...

I love that poem, too, Terra. My daughter and I visited Emily Dickinson's home in western Mass a few years ago. What a wonderful day we had.

Thank you for sharing how you have decorated your Mary garden statue. I love that you have planted "mary" flowers around her!

Have a wonderful weekend!!

Donna