Tuesday, November 08, 2005

"The Brain"

Emily Dickinson (1830–86)

THE BRAIN is wider than the sky,

For, put them side by side,

The one the other will include

With ease, and you beside.


The brain is deeper than the sea,

For, hold them, blue to blue,

The one the other will absorb,

As sponges, buckets do.


The brain is just the weight of God,

For, lift them, pound for pound,

And they will differ, if they do,

As syllable from sound.

1 comment:

boobihere said...

Do you think it means a syllable is an infinitesimal slice of all the sounds in the universe?