Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE LOST JEWEL, by EMILY DICKINSON

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THE LOST JEWEL, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: I held a jewel in my fingers / and went to sleep
Last Line: Is all I own.
Subject(s): Jewelry & Jewelers; Rings; Bracelets; Necklaces

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.

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