Wednesday, April 30, 2008

i shall not live in vain

I recently found my little composition book that I used to keep in my purse to write down quotes that I heard or saw or read wherever I happened to be. I had some pretty cool poems and song lyrics & such in there and I am now going to share them with you. . .bit by bit:
I used texture no. 5 for this one...I really love the textures Sarah Smith has created

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.

{{immortal words of emily dickinson}}


  1. Hi Abra!
    Thanks for sharing this post! I love reading your blog (I found you through your sister Sara, who's in SBS2 with me). I'm glad I'm not the only one who jots down quotes and lyrics! Thanks for sharing the Emily D. - I've loved her since college, but this is not one that I recall - I'll have to pull out my anthology tonight!
    Have a great day!

  2. Thank you for your kind thoughts. I found this quote a long time ago and I think it is definitely a worthy goal in life.