They say that 'time assuages,

Emily Dickinson 1830 (Amherst) – 1886 (Amherst)



They say that 'time assuages,'--
   Time never did assuage;
An actual suffering strengthens,
   As sinews do, with age.

Time is a test of trouble,
   But not a remedy.
If such it prove, it prove too
   There was no malady.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on April 28, 2023

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