F598 – J632 (1863-1862)

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

Emily Dickinson, 1924