RW (Febuary 23,1952 / France)

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.

by Emily Dickinson

Comments (2)

This is very interesting and provoked a lot of thought for a short poem. I read it several times and realised I can interpret it in two ways. The first being that the heart of God guides the hand of the poet until the two blend in poetry. The second was that the poet is inspired by the idea of God and creates him through a poem. I would be interested to know which was the intended meaning, or whether both were. Or something different entirely. Judy
Magnificent, Richard. The artist can truly feel that communion when the art is carrying the spirit of artist. This goes right to myfavourites. Thank you, Richard.