PAIN POEMS

The Womb
Up from the evil day
Of wattle and of woad,
Along man's weary way
Dark Pain has been the goad.
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Robert Service
The Womb
Up from the evil day
Of wattle and of woad,
Along man's weary way
Dark Pain has been the goad.
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Robert William Service
Pain
Pain--has an Element of Blank--
It cannot recollect
When it begun--or if there were
A time when it was not--
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Emily Dickinson
The Mystery Of Pain
Pain has an element of blank;
It cannot recollect
When it began, or if there were
A day when it was not.
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Emily Dickinson
Pain Has An Element
Pain has an element of blank;
It cannot recollect
When it began, or if there were
A day when it was not.
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Emily Dickinson
Pain
And a woman spoke, saying, 'Tell us of Pain.'

And he said:

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Khalil Gibran
Pain—has an Element of Blank
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Pain-has an Element of Blank-
It cannot recollect
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Emily Dickinson
Pain Has An Element Of Blank;
Pain has an element of blank;
It cannot recollect
When it began, or if there were
A day when it was not.
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Emily Dickinson
On Pain
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses
your understanding.

Even as the stone of the fruit must break, that its
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Khalil Gibran
Your Pain Is....
Your pain is the breaking of the shell
that encloses your understanding.

Even as the stone of the fruit must break,that its
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Khalil Gibran
Pain has but one Acquaintance
1049

Pain has but one Acquaintance
And that is Death-
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Emily Dickinson
Litany To Satan (From Baudelaire)
O grandest of the Angels, and most wise,
O fallen God, fate-driven from the skies,
Satan, at last take pity on our pain.

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James Elroy Flecker
Dark Trinity
Said I to Pain: "You would not dare
Do ill to me."
Said Pain: "Poor fool! Why should I care
Whom you may be?
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Robert William Service
Pain—expands the Time
967

Pain-expands the Time-
Ages coil within
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Emily Dickinson
Loving another
Have you ever felt such a pain
I swear this is no other
For there is no pain as strong
As when you see your sweet lover, loving another
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Lizzie Bowen
There is a Languor of the Life
396

There is a Languor of the Life
More imminent than Pain-
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Emily Dickinson
Pain’s Purpose
How blind is he who prays that God will send
All pain from earth. Pain has its use and place;
Its ministry of holiness and grace.
The darker tones upon the canvas blend
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Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Divine Device
Would it be loss or gain
To hapless human-kind
If we could feel no pain
Of body or of mind?
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Robert William Service
Divine Device
Would it be loss or gain
To hapless human-kind
If we could feel no pain
Of body or of mind?
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Robert Service
Dark Trinity
Said I to Pain: “You would not dare
Do ill to me.”
Said Pain: “Poor fool! Why should I care
Whom you may be?
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Robert Service

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