How Big is the Brain?


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 Dickenson wrote this. She had a big imagination, even though she lived a very restricted life, rarely leaving her bedroom in her parent’s house in a small town in Western Massachusetts.

To read more poems by Emily Dickenson, click here.


The Shrink’s Links: Poetry Genius

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Today’s link from the shrink is:

Poetry Genius

A great site if you love poetry, don’t understand it, or can’t resist telling everyone what your interpretation is. See the annotations that people leave.

In this link is the poem by Philip Larkin  most beloved by shrinks. It begins, “They fuck you up, your mum and dad.”

Click here to go to the link