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


Pain--has an Element of Blank--
It cannot recollect
When it begun--or if there were
A time when it was not--

It has no Future--but itself--
Its Infinite Contain
Its Past--enlightened to perceive
New Periods--of Pain.

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...........dear poemhunter, this poem has been posted several times with different titles ★ the poems I have read are listed below, the mystery of pain, pain has an element pain has an element of blank pain
A brilliant poem full of latent images.