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First Line: Pain has an element of blank; / it cannot recollect
Last Line: New periods of pain.
Subject(s): Pain; Suffering; Misery


Pain has an element of blank;
It cannot recollect
When it began, or if there were
A day when it was not.
.
It has no future but itself,
Its infinite realms contain
Its past, enlightened to perceive
New periods of pain.




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