August 23, 2013

pain

catherine @ 9:02 pm

Pain has an element of blank;
It cannot recollect
When it began, or if there was
A time 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 (source)

After having major surgery, the above perfectly describes the last 10 days.

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  1. I love Emily Dickenson’s poetry as much as I love any poetry, probably because I’m from Amherst.

    Not to be sacrilegious or flip, but I heard once, and it seems true in this case, that a lot of her poetry fits well to the tune of “The Yellow Rose of Texas.”

    Whether laughter helps with the pain will depend on the source of the pain, but it’s worth a shot. Thinking of you.

    Comment by tigrlily61 — August 29, 2013 @ 3:44 pm

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