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15 February 2007 | Vol. 6, No. 4

Heart, we will forget him,

Heart, we will forget him,

      You and I, tonight!

You must forget the warmth he gave,

      I will forget the light.

When you have done pray tell me,

      Then I, my thoughts, will dim.

Haste! 'lest while you're lagging

      I may remember him!

About the author:

1830-86. Dickinson lived her life in Amherst, Massachusetts, becoming, as she's famously known now, progressively reclusive. After her death, her sister discovered over 1000 poems in her bureau.

In 1862, Thomas Higginson, a well-known literary critic, published "Letter to a Young Contributor" in the Atlantic Monthly. Dickinson wrote to Higginson, asking if her "Verse is alive." She included four poems: "Safe in their Alabaster Chambers," "The nearest Dream recedes unrealized," "We play at Paste," and "I'll tell you how the Sun rose."

Learn more about Emily Dickinson at Wikipedia.



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