Emily Dickinson

(10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886 / Amherst / Massachusetts)

Heart! We will forget him!


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Heart! We will forget him!
You and I—tonight!
You may forget the warmth he gave—
I will forget the light!

When you have done, pray tell me
That I may straight begin!
Haste! lest while you're lagging
I remember him!

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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  • Ching Guanko (2/16/2005 10:04:00 AM)

    some of the words are wrong or missing. this is the accurate version of the poem:

    Heart, we will forget him!
    You and I, tonight!
    You may forget the warmth he gave,
    I will forget the light.

    When you have done, pray tell me,
    That I my thoughts may dim;
    Haste! lest while you're lagging,
    I may remember him!

    (from Emily Dickinson: Selected Poems, Gramercy Great Poets) (Report) Reply

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