Where there’s a brain, it’s not just in the head

What we think
With open eyes
Sometimes fools
Our tongue and nose
Where we walk
To stare not blink
We need our fingers
And our toes
From early years
We have been trained
In the tiny space
Between our ears
To find our brain
Yet if the whole world
We want to feel
We need the whole brain
From head to heel.

Dr T.P. Wilkinson writes, teaches History and English, directs theatre and coaches cricket between the cradles of Heine and Saramago. He is also the author of Church Clothes, Land, Mission and the End of Apartheid in South Africa (Maisonneuve Press, 2003). Read other articles by T.P..