Pain has an element of blank

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by LittleBluestem, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. LittleBluestem

    LittleBluestem New Member

    I haven’t seen any poetry on the site for a while, so I thought I would post this.


    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.

    ~ Emily Dickinson

    Edited because HTML tags STILL do not work for me. Maybe the will in the next version. {Sigh}
    [This Message was Edited on 11/15/2011]
  2. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Thanks for posting something from the Belle of Amherst. Haven't seen that one before. But then, ED was so prolific I haven't seen most of her poems.

    Here's a kawinkydink for ya. I am reading a historical novel called Clara and Mr
    Tiffany by Susan Vreeland. Mr Tiffany is Louis Comfort Tiffany and the main character
    works for him.

    The book begins in the 1890s. Clara's husband gave her a copy of the 1890 collection
    of Dickinson's poems. The following year she gave him the next edition.

    Haven't read enough of the book to recommend it, but the first few chapters look

  3. morningsonshine

    morningsonshine New Member

    Pain, Pain, go away
    I would like to live
    without you

    Hi Wolfie!!