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"Time does go on --"

By Emily Dickinson
Time does go on -- [1]
I tell it gay to those who suffer now -- [2]
They shall survive -- [3]
There is a sun -- [4]
They don't believe it now -- [5]
Poem 1121 [F1338]
"Time does go on"
Analysis by David Preest
In poem 686 Emily had disagreed with the common belief that 'Time assuages.' Here she takes the opposite view and gaily tells sufferers
that they shall survive and that there will be sunshine. She might obtain consistency by replying that, although a sorrow never diminishes, it
will be joined by compensating suns.