Friday, December 11, 2009

Poetry Friday - It's All I Have to Bring Today

Yesterday was the anniversary of Emily Dickinson's birth. Today I'm sharing one of her poems.
It's All I Have to Bring Today
by Emily Dickinson

It's all I have to bring today –
This, and my heart beside –
This, and my heart, and all the fields –
And all the meadows wide –
Be sure you count – should I forget
Some one the sum could tell –
This, and my heart, and all the Bees
Which in the Clover dwell.
The round up is hosted by Diane Mayr at Random Noodling. Do stop by and take in all the wonderful poetry being shared. Before you go, be sure to check out this week's poetry stretch results.


  1. Well now, that was good to read. Thank you.

  2. Love Miss Emily. And I have a soft spot for this poem as well - it's so big-hearted.

  3. Happy Birthday, Emily! We're sure glad you were born and lived. And lived.

  4. Thanks for this uplifting little poem. I'm amazed at the number of Dickinson poems that feature bees. I'm sure she'd be heartsick to read the news about Colony Collapse Disorder.

    What have we done?