Emily Dickinson

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

Heart, We Will Forget Him - Poem by Emily Dickinson

Heart, we will forget him,
You and I, tonight!
You must forget the warmth he gave,
I will forget the light.
When you have done pray tell me,
Then I, my thoughts, will dim.
Haste! ‘lest while you’re lagging
I may remember him!


Comments about Heart, We Will Forget Him by Emily Dickinson

  • Indira Renganathan (12/10/2016 10:00:00 AM)


    Haste! ‘lest while you’re lagging
    I may remember him! ....these lines make me smile....if there is any sorrow embedded, I'm sorry still I smile...
    Emily, you are great
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  • (11/19/2015 5:33:00 AM)


    ......totally amazing....love this, adding to on my favorites ★ (Report) Reply

  • (1/5/2010 4:08:00 AM)


    best poem ever. i was speechless when i read it first. seems like emily dickinson has said words i cant find to say to myself. (Report) Reply

  • (4/4/2007 10:51:00 PM)


    I love this poem. I relate to it and for that it has it's own place in my heart. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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