Emily Dickinson

Dec. 10, 1830 - May 15, 1886

 

The Mystery Of Pain

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.

Source:

Poems
Copyright 1890
Little, Brown, And Company, Boston
 
Link To This Page