What does "the sky is the bread of the eyes " mean? 

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cburr eNotes educator| Certified Educator

This quote is from Ralph Waldo Emerson:

"The sky is the daily bread of the eyes"

The Concord transcendentalists believed that nature was awe-inspiring and spiritually rejuvenating.

The reference to 'daily bread' surely refers to the Lord's prayer, and Emerson was saying that the eyes -- and soul -- feast on the beauty of the sky.