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Poetry Friday Round Up of 2015.
This is my first Poetry Friday. I love poetry...so 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.