- Year Published: 1896
- Language: English
- Country of Origin: United States of America
- Source: Dickenson, E. (1896). The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series Two.Boston, MA: Roberts Brothers.
- Flesch–Kincaid Level: 6.6
- Word Count: 59
Dickinson, E. (1896). Life, Poem 43: Remorse. The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series Two (Lit2Go Edition). Retrieved October 16, 2021, from
Dickinson, Emily. "Life, Poem 43: Remorse." The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series Two. Lit2Go Edition. 1896. Web. <>. October 16, 2021.
Emily Dickinson, "Life, Poem 43: Remorse," The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series Two, Lit2Go Edition, (1896), accessed October 16, 2021,.
Remorse is memory awake,
Her companies astir, —
A presence of departed acts
At window and at door.
It's past set down before the soul,
And lighted with a match,
Perusal to facilitate
Of its condensed despatch.
Remorse is cureless, — the disease
Not even God can heal;
For 't is his institution, —
The complement of hell.