Poem of the Week: If I Can Stop One Heart from Breaking

Hello All!

This week’s poem was written by the incredible American poet Emily Dickinson.

  

Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)
If I Can Stop One Heart from Breaking

“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

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I love how Dickinson portrays purpose. So many search high and low to find some deep purpose for living, and yet, she found hers in the simple things. If you’ve helped just one person, you’ve not lived in vain. 

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