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I held a jewel
poem 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


I held a jewel
poem - Emily Dickinson

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