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Dickinson, "The Heart Asks Pleasure" (536)


The Heart asks Pleasure--- first

And then--- Excuse from Pain---
And then--- those little Anodynes
That deaden suffering;

And then--- to go to sleep;

And then--- if it should be
The will of its Inquisitor,
The privilege to die---




Dickinson Comic after "The Brain is Wider Than the Sky" (632)


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—