Heart, we will forget him!
You and I, tonight!
You may forget the warmth he gave,
I will forget the light.

When you have done, pray tell me
That I my thoughts may dim;
Haste! lest while you’re lagging.
I may remember him!

stem: emily dickinson
perspectief: ‘The poem seems to me to contain a sense of ‘stepping back’ from emotion, even if the emotion has been keenly felt. The stepping back is important for the creation of the poem, which has beauty but also precision and formality. – Emily never wallows. The love affair with the word will outlast the love affair with the man.’ – Gary
titel: heart, we will forget him!
bron: complete poems (1924)
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