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Emily Dickinson

(10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886 / Amherst / Massachusetts)

If I can stop one heart from breaking,


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.

Submitted: Tuesday, May 15, 2001

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