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Emily Dickinson - Remorse -- is Memory -- awake --

Remorse -- is Memory -- awake --
Her Parties all astir --
A Presence of Departed Acts --
At window -- and at Door --

Its Past -- set down before the Soul
And lighted with a Match --
Perusal -- to facilitate --
And help Belief to stretch --

Remorse is cureless -- the Disease
Not even God -- can heal --
For 'tis His institution -- and
The Adequate of Hell --

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 744. Remorse -- is Memory -- awake --
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955
Poem of the Day: May 13 2015

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Comment 1 of 3, added on February 6th, 2008 at 11:16 PM.

This poem really speaks to me. It discusses the feelings you have after you've done something wrong and how they will always linger. The feeling will never go away, not until time can brush it into the past.

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