Friday, January 2, 2015

My First Poetry Friday!

Please be sure to visit Tricia at The Miss Rumphius Effect for the first 
Poetry Friday Round Up of 2015.

This is my first Poetry Friday. I love much! I love reading and writing it. This is an exciting addition to my blog life. 

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-

This poem by Emily Dickinson reminds me about living in the moment. I first read it when my grandmother died. Those words kept me warm. Holding those "amethyst remembrances" have brought me comfort. For me that's what poetry does best! It touches a place inside of me and makes me feel like the poem is saying, "Me too!" 

I'm excited to join Poetry Friday and I'm looking forward to seeing where these poems take me.  


  1. Welcome, welcome to your first Poetry Friday! So glad you are here. I haven't read this particular Emily, so thank you for the gift. Also, I'm excited to see where your OLW "fly" takes you this year. Keep us posted!

  2. Lovely to 'meet' you through sharing our first Poetry Friday. I'm glad you chose Dickinson - she's a favourite poet of mine, too.

  3. Hi Michelle, I'm glad to see you here for Poetry Friday. I love the "amethyst remembrances" too, a new poem from Emily to me! Thank you!

  4. Poetry Friday is so much fun! I don't always participate, but when I do, I love it. I love the image of "prosy winds."

  5. Welcome to Poetry Friday, Michelle! So nice to have another Michelle on board. :) What a sweet gift of a poem, today-- I look forward to reading more in coming weeks. BTW, "flying" served me well as my One Little Word last year. Here's a post about it if you're interested: Happy New Year!

  6. Welcome to Poetry Friday, Michelle! This Emily Dickinson poem is new to me, and I love the idea of "amethyst remembrance[s]." Thanks so much for sharing!

  7. So happy you have joined in the fun! I like this Dickinson poem. I am surprised that I haven't heard it before. Thanks for posting it.

  8. A Dickinson favorite, Michelle. Welcome to Poetry Friday!

  9. Dear Michelle,
    Appreciations for sharing this poem & how it helped you.
    I have seen the word "prosy" before but like so many here today, not this E.D. so thank you for this New Year's gift.
    I don't always get around to post & I'm rather new myself but I look forward to finding you out & about on PF.

    j a n /Bookseedstudio

  10. Michelle, I am so glad that you joined the Poetry Friday community and love the gift you gave us of amethyst remembrances. How beautiful that thought is. Can I now coax you into writing for the new gallery collection that I posted for PF?

  11. Welcome to Poetry Friday, Michelle! You're among many Emily fans. Like some of the others, I didn't know this one. (How??!). Thank you for sharing it, and your own special remembrance.

  12. Welcome to Poetry Friday! This is a new Dickinson for me, too! It reminds me that if I don't just go ahead and write what is in my mind, it will be lost. And, like you said, there's a pretty good dose of "carpe diem" in it, too. Plus, amethyst is my favorite gemstone! So...triple love!!

  13. Welcome to Poetry Friday! Those "amethyst remembrances" are so delightfully shared in poetry. Thanks for joining us!

  14. Hello there Michelle, warm welcome to Poetry Friday. Emily Dickinson is a perfect choice to begin the New Year right. :)


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