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  Not in Vain by- Emily Dickinson
by Barbara J Henry
Monday, August 08, 2011
Rated "G" by the Author.

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Over the next several months, I will be sharing with you my favorite poems written by my favorite poets. I do hope you enjoy them.


 

NOT  IN  VAIN

Emily Dickinson ( 1830- 1886)

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.

 

I was introduced to this poem by a student ( I still remember her name.) in my Honors English class as a new teacher.

 

 


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Reviewed by Joy Hale 8/12/2011
I am a great fan of Emily Dickinson, thanks for sharing one of her poems. Joy L. Hale
Reviewed by JMS Bell 8/9/2011
...WE MAY NEVER KNOW, ON THIS SIDE OF THE RIVER, HOW OUR LIVING HAS HELPED SOMEONE ELSE, BUT WE DO OUT BEST...AND 'IF' WE HAVE HELPED SOMEONE ALONG THE WAY...THEN OUR LIVING IS SURELY NOT IN VAIN. WONDERFUL SHARING...THANK YOU. LOVE, BLESSINGS & FAITH...
JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 8/9/2011
Yes, Emily was able to make us feel such wonder through her poetry, and this comes from a tremendous state of mind.
Thank you, Barbara!
Blessings,
Christine
Reviewed by baz busbe 8/9/2011
Lovely poem, the poor baby robins nesting in the tree in my garden died this week, found dead by my dog, I wish I could have saved them. God bless. Baz
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 8/8/2011
Thank you for sharing this gem, Barbara. Love and best wishes to you,

Regis
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