Saturday, April 25, 2009

Some Emily Dickinson - Poems of the Day


Not In Vain
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'm Nobody! Who Are You?
I'm nobody! Who are you?
Are you nobody, too?
Then there's a pair of us--don't tell!
They'd banish us, you know.
How dreary to be somebody!
How public, like a frog
To tell your name the livelong day
To an admiring bog!

2 comments:

Danielle and Jason said...

Awe...I memorized "I'm Nobody" for 7th grade english...

Lula O said...

Hey, did you still remember it? I had to memorize "A Road Less Traveled" by Robert Frost in 6th and I still remember most of it, believe it or not!