Emily Dickinson

Dec. 10, 1830 - May 15, 1886


Much madness is divinest sense...

by Emily Dickinson

Much madness is divinest sense
To a discerning eye;
Much sense the starkest madness.
'T is the majority
In this, as all, prevails.
Assent, and you are sane;
Demur, -- you're straightway dangerous,
And handled with a chain.


Copyright 1890
Little, Brown, And Company, Boston