He forgot — and I — remembered —
‘Twas an everyday affair —
Long ago as Christ and Peter —
“Warmed them” at the “Temple fire.”

“Thou wert with him” — quoth “the Damsel”?
“No” — said Peter, ’twasn’t me —
Jesus merely “looked” at Peter —
Could I do aught else — to Thee?

Analysis, meaning and summary of Emily Dickinson's poem He forgot — and I — remembered

1 Comment

  1. frumpo says:

    Reminding someone of his broken promise. Possibly, God broke His promise to Emily.

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