I Felt a Cleavage in my Mind

(1951)

"I Felt a Cleavage in my Mind" is the sixth song of Otto Luening's Nine Songs to Poems of Emily Dickinson.

I Felt a Cleavage in my Mind
by Emily Dickinson


I felt a cleavage in my mind
As if my brain had split;
I tried to match it seam by seam,
But could not make it fit.


The thought behind I strove to join
Unto the thought before
But sequence ravelled out of reach
Like balls upon a floor.


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