Emily Dickinson

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

Pain - Poem by Emily Dickinson

Pain--has an Element of Blank--
It cannot recollect
When it begun--or if there were
A time when it was not--

It has no Future--but itself--
Its Infinite Contain
Its Past--enlightened to perceive
New Periods--of Pain.


Comments about Pain by Emily Dickinson

  • (6/15/2016 3:18:00 PM)


    ...........dear poemhunter, this poem has been posted
    several times with different titles ★
    the poems I have read are listed below,

    the mystery of pain,
    pain has an element
    pain has an element of blank
    pain
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  • David Wood (7/30/2013 12:56:00 PM)


    A brilliant poem full of latent images. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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