Emily Dickinson

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

They Say That 'Time Assuages,

Poem by Emily Dickinson

They say that 'time assuages,'--
Time never did assuage;
An actual suffering strengthens,
As sinews do, with age.

Time is a test of trouble,
But not a remedy.
If such it prove, it prove too
There was no malady.

Comments about They Say That 'Time Assuages, by Emily Dickinson

  • Indira RenganathanIndira Renganathan (11/25/2016 8:49:00 AM)

    I do agree with your view on Time Emily...very true... sometimes some proverbs and sayings don't hold the truth...I mean about Time alone can heal..- -great poem 10+++++++++++++++(Report)Reply

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  • * Sunprincess * (6/11/2016 2:07:00 PM)

    .............time the mystery of mysteries ★(Report)Reply

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  • Deepak Kumar Pattanayak (4/23/2014 4:39:00 AM)

    Simple yet profound......that's why Emily is unique in her own style and great with her unique mind(Report)Reply

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  • Queue Saige (3/27/2013 5:07:00 PM)

    Simple and poignant. I wish I could write something like this. I'm sure I'll try.(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 15, 2001