Monday, August 29, 2011

Magazine Monday: Pain in Poetry

I've been using this little scrap as a bookmark for quite some time, meaning to use it for a Magazine Monday post. It's a letter to the editor response to the Time magazine issue devoted to pain that I've discussed previously here and here. I agree with the writer of this letter that Emily Dickinson's few words hit the pain experience right on the head. 

Pain has an element of blank;
It cannot recollect
When it began, or if there was
A time when it was not.

1 comment:

Nicole said...

This sheds a little insight on what my aunt was going through. I would ask her if the pain was more manageable after she got the pain pump she would always say, "I don't know"