Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Amethyst Remembrance

As my GemsTV ring rests on my finger, the amethyst sparkling in the light, I thank Tammy Powley of for reminding me about this gem by Emily Dickinson.


I HELD a jewel in my fingers
And went to sleep.
The day was warm, and winds were prosy;
I said: “’T will keep.”

I woke and chid my honest fingers,—
The gem was gone;
And now an amethyst remembrance
Is all I own.

by Emily Dickinson
Complete Poems, published in 1924, courtesy of Great Books Online

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