Emily Dickinson

Dec. 10, 1830 - May 15, 1886


The brain within its groove...

by Emily Dickinson

The brain within its groove
Runs evenly and true;
But let a splinter swerve,
'T were easier for you
To put the water back
When floods have slit the hills,
And scooped a turnpike for themselves,
And blotted out the mills!


Copyright 1890
Little, Brown, And Company, Boston