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.
Nine Songs to Poems of Emily Dickinson
Composer(s): Otto Luening
Song(s): 1. Our Share of Night to Bear
2. The Show is Not the Show
3. Hope is the Thing with Feathers
4. If I Can Stop One Heart From Breaking
5. Experiment to Me
6. I Felt a Cleavage in my Mind
7. Few Yet Enough
8. Soul, Wilt Thou Toss Again?
9. When I Hoped, I Feared