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I Held a Jewel
by Emily  Dickinson

I held a jewel in my fingers
And went to sleep 
The day was warm, and winds were prosy
I said, "Twill keep" 

I woke - and chide my honest fingers, 
The Gem was gone
And now, an Amethyst remembrance
Is all I own
        
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Poem ID: 340   Poem Posted: 11/21/1997
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