Emily Dickinson loves you for your brain

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Wednesday, September 12, 2007
both at once!

I am back from my interview! More on that later, probably tonight. (including exciting details like my analysis of whether it was smart to wear a top that could have been from the cover of the Clown Pajamas Unlimited catalog.) I think it went okay.

I am getting a stack of stuff to take back to the library since some PERSON out there in Multnomah County wants to check out the Emily Dickinson book that I've had out since March, I thought I'd leaf through and reread the aprox. 30 things I had bookmarked. Here are two of them that jumped out at me because they are a) short and b) almost zombie-like in their appreciation for meaty, juicy brains. mmmmm, braaaiiins

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—

The Mind lives on the Heart
Like any Parasite—
If that is full of Meat
The Mind is fat.

But if the Heart omit
Emaciate the Wit—
The Aliment of it
So absolute.

—Emily Dickinson
4 comments on "Emily Dickinson loves you for your brain"
  1. I love Emily but I would have loved reading about your interview even more...

  2. Sorry! My chin is almost better, but the rest of me decided now would be a great time to get sick. (the sweaty/chills variety, one of my LEAST FAVORITE.) I'll get all doped up and write it soon.

  3. Okay then you sweaty chilly chick.

  4. I would love to see a scrap of that clown fabric. Scannit?


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