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The Brain—is wider than the Sky— Poem Text

The Brain—is wider than the Sky—: Text of the Poem

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—