Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Emily Dickinson

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.

-Emily Dickinson
(Doesn't this poem remind us of just how very big the little things are?)


  1. I've always loved that poem. It's a wonderful reminder of how you change the world and infuse it with meaning, just by taking care to help someone else!

  2. Anita- I've been reading Agnes Grey, and there's a part about little birds in it, that it just hurts to read, so I really like the "fainting robin" line.

  3. What a beautiful blog Barbara you have here it is a plesure to come visiting you today and to find subjects that fill my heart.............I will see you again and have joined your followers if that is ok!

    Lee-ann in the frosty! country side of Australia enjoying the feel of winter as it falls around us like a thick blanket, cold but somehow still comforting! :)

  4. Pear Tree Cottage- I am so glad to have you as a follower! Please stop by often.