Emily Dickinson

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

The Mystery Of Pain

Poem by Emily Dickinson

Pain has an element of blank;
It cannot recollect
When it began, or if there were
A day when it was not.

It has no future but itself,
Its infinite realms contain
Its past, enlightened to perceive
New periods of pain.

Comments about The Mystery Of Pain by Emily Dickinson

  • * Sunprincess * (6/15/2016 1:10:00 PM)

    .........please see this poem is identical to pain has an element ★(Report)Reply

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  • * Sunprincess * (6/15/2016 1:08:00 PM)

    ......dear poemhunter, why are ms. emily's poems being posted more than once with different titles? ★(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003