I Shall Know Why

PL

I shall know why, when time is over,
And I have ceased to wonder why;
Christ will explain each separate anguish
In the fair schoolroom of the sky.

He will tell me what Peter promised,
And I, for wonder at his woe,
I shall forget the drop of anguish
That scalds me now, that scalds me now.

First print Time and Eternity poem XXIX, 39
Johnson 193 | Franklin 215

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