As Freezing persons, recollect the Snow –

from Emily Dickinson – After great pain a formal feeling comes (J341, F372) on Rap Genius


This may be a reference to how suffering is like dying of hypothermia. When someone has hypothermia they have an intense craving for sleep— the struggle is to remain awake, because, even though giving into that sleepiness is the most desirable thing in the world at that moment, going to sleep means sure death.

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