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Wednesday Nite Poet’s Corner: Emily Dickinson

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I held a Jewel in my fingers by Emily Dickinson

I held a Jewel in my fingers —

And went to sleep —

The day was warm, and winds were prosy —

I said “‘Twill keep” —

I woke — and chid my honest fingers,

The Gem was gone —

And now, an Amethyst remembrance

Is all I own —


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  1. Hi JD, very nice.
    Am not espicaly fond of poetry, but sometimes the best way to express, thoughts and feelings.
    Am at work, at nut house as I refer to LockheedMartin, we have very little work, they have laid off hundreds of people, so far this year, Do not know why am still here but am 31 years and counting. Sometimes it feels like a life sentence. The sun is shinning, extremly nice day, too nice to be inside staring at a computer. Farmers markets start next week, I go for my husband on Saturdays, he grows lots of stuff. It;s a relief, to be able to see and talk to people. So even better days are a coming. Hope this finds you smiling in the sun.

  2. Hi, Pat,
    Thanks. I find poetry to sometimes be the only way to express powerful feelings and thoughts. On the one hand, 31 years at LM does seem quite the lifetime. On the other hand, how great that you’re still employed–sad news about the layoffs, however.
    I’m guessing that the farmers’ market up there is just a wonderful experience. I was truly impressed with how beautiful your state is in the springtime. Today the sun was out and so was I and I may have smiled a bit as well.

    Blessings to you and your husband,

  3. It is really pretty, and all kinds of sights to see, were we live is also a blessing because were are central, to all kinds of natural wonders. Watkins Glenn is 45 min away- Ithaca is 45 min away, there are all kinds of Glenn’s and parks trees & lakes. Now these days we, tend to be really busy with growing season, but at least once a year , try to get to visit at least a couple of these natural wonders. Oh and The State of Penn. is only 20 min. away and that the road that leads to our grandchildren Yea 🙂

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