The Brain - is wider than the sky -
For put them side by side -
The one the other will contain With ease -
and You - beside -
In this small poem Emily Dickinson tells that the Self is vast, perhaps
coextensive with all space and time.
On the egolessness of great things she writes:
By intuition, Mighty Things
Assert themselves - and not by terms -
"I'm Midnight" - need the Midnight say -
"I'm Sunrise" - need the Majesty?
Omnipotence - had not a Tongue -
His lisp - is lightning - and the sun -
His Conversation - with Sea -
"how shall you know"?
Consult your eye!
Realising that the oceanic Self contains/owns all things
and all possibilities, Emily felt a great satisfaction that dissolved
all desire for ownership.
'Tis little I - could care for pearls
Who own the ample sea -
Of Periods of seas -
Unvisited of Shores Themselves the Verge of
Seas to be
Eternity - is Those -