Weekend Open Post

What’s on your mind?

Mind idioms are a meeting of the minds (a situation in which people have the same ideas and opinions, and find it easy to agree with each other).

Or perhaps the better question should be, what is in your mind?

I felt a Funeral, in my Brain

BY EMILY DICKINSON

I felt a Funeral, in my Brain,

And Mourners to and fro

Kept treading – treading – till it seemed

That Sense was breaking through –

And when they all were seated,

A Service, like a Drum –

Kept beating – beating – till I thought

My mind was going numb –

And then I heard them lift a Box

And creak across my Soul

With those same Boots of Lead, again,

Then Space – began to toll,

As all the Heavens were a Bell,

And Being, but an Ear,

And I, and Silence, some strange Race,

Wrecked, solitary, here –

And then a Plank in Reason, broke,

And I dropped down, and down –

And hit a World, at every plunge,

And Finished knowing – then –


Source: The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Variorum Edition (Harvard University Press, 1983)

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  1. That’s quite a poem….and one I’d not heard. Honestly, the first few lines reminded me of so many Conservative bloggers lately…brains so full of sadness and negativity for AMerica mostly because of all the lies and actions of the Left 😦

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