Emily Dickinson

Dec. 10, 1830 - May 15, 1886


I shall know why, when time is over...

by Emily Dickinson

I shall know why, when time is over,
And I have ceased to wonder why;
Christ will explain each separate anguish
In the fair schoolroom of the sky.

He will tell me what Peter promised,
And I, for wonder at his woe,
I shall forget the drop of anguish
That scalds me now, that scalds me now.


Copyright 1890
Little, Brown, And Company, Boston
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