Treasure Island

Emily Dickinson

(10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886 / Amherst / Massachusetts)

The Brain—is wider than the Sky


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The Brain—is wider than the Sky—
For—put them side by side—
The one the other will contain
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—Heft them—Pound for Pound—
And they will differ—if they do—
As Syllable from Sound—

Submitted: Thursday, January 01, 2004

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  • Melissa Northrup (4/3/2008 8:13:00 PM)

    This is almost my favorite by Dickinson. There has never been such a genius in writing poems. My favorite author by far. (Report) Reply

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