Emily Dickinson

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

Remorse - Is Memory - Awake - - Poem by Emily Dickinson

Remorse - is Memory - awake -
Her Parties all astir -
A Presence of Departed Acts -
At window - and at Door -

Its Past - set down before the Soul
And lighted with a Match -
Perusal - to facilitate -
And help Belief to stretch -

Remorse is cureless - the Disease
Not even God - can heal -
For 'tis His institution - and
The Adequate of Hell -

Topic(s) of this poem: memory


Comments about Remorse - Is Memory - Awake - by Emily Dickinson

  • (3/30/2016 6:22:00 PM)


    ..............wonderful poem, and true, to lose one's memory would be the worst thing imaginable ★ (Report) Reply

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  • (10/29/2015 4:58:00 PM)


    Such a definition of remorse is well stated, for we can only be remorseful for that which we recall. I pray that God's Grace shall always accompany my recalls, for I am not inclined to be remorseful. Should I not want to forgive Me? (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

Poem Edited: Friday, January 16, 2015


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