Emily Dickinson

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

I Shall Know Why—when Time Is Over - Poem by Emily Dickinson


I shall know why—when Time is over—
And I have ceased to wonder why—
Christ will explain each separate anguish
In the fair schoolroom of the sky—

He will tell me what "Peter" promised—
And I—for wonder at his woe—
I shall forget the drop of Anguish
That scalds me now—that scalds me now!

Comments about I Shall Know Why—when Time Is Over by Emily Dickinson

  • (9/28/2015 7:46:00 PM)

    ...........this is an amazing poem...love this ★ (Report) Reply

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  • (1/19/2015 7:08:00 AM)

    the drop of anguish
    Is this a reference to epilepsy? Emily suffered from falling sickness which is why she never married.
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  • Brian Jani (4/29/2014 2:32:00 AM)

    This is a great poem (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004

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