If I can stop one heart from breaking

In memory of  Frances Lillian Best  Sept. 9, 1918-  April 15, 2012

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

I found this poem a few days ago and I was struck by it’s meaning. It seemed appropriate at this time.

I’ve been off line for most of the week. I’m not ignoring you all. I simply needed to be some place else.Some day I may blog about these past five day, but for now I need some time to surround myself with happier memories. I’ll be back later in the week.

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18 Comments

  1. All the best, Laura.

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  2. You be where you need to be right now…We’ll be here when you get back. My condolences.

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  3. Lovely poem, and so meaningful. Hugs.

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  4. Emily Dickinson is magical. What is astonishing to me is that she basically lived as a recluse yet her poems would indicate that she’d been in every part of the world, knew all people and experienced everything. Condolences on your loss.

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  5. *hugs* to you.

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  6. My favourite poem. Do what you need to do and know your blogging pals are thinking of you.
    Love, Darlene

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  7. Be at peace, Laura. Emily touches the heart in ways few others could do.

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  8. Take care, Laura.

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  9. So sorry, Laura. Thinking of you.

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  10. Sue Harrison

     /  April 16, 2012

    Sending you prayers, love and sympathy, Laura.

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  11. ~ big hugs ~

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  12. :-( Hugs.

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  13. Prayers and strength to you, Laura. Take care. Hugs, Punam

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  14. angela wilson

     /  April 17, 2012

    You are in my thoughts, Laura, as you take some time-out for yourself and loved ones. Wishing you well. Peace.

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  15. fivecats

     /  April 17, 2012

    Many prayers to you, Laura. Take care.

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  16. So sorry for your loss, Laura. Hugs.

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  17. Family is a priority and we understand that. Thinking of you and praying for comfort.

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  18. Laura, please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

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