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.”
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.