June 20, 2007

Hump Day Poetry: Emily Dickinson

Posted in Poetry at 4:32 pm by The Lizard Queen

Thoughts related to the post that precedes this one — as well as stumbling across a Fark.com conversation about the subject of that post, which I refuse to link to because the racism and ablism in it were rather overwhelming — made me feel that the following poem, #435 in the Dickinson oeuvre, is rather appropriate. Enjoy!

Much Madness is divinest Sense—
To a discerning Eye—
Much Sense—the starkest Madness—
‘Tis the Majority
In this, as All, prevail—
Assent—and you are sane—
Demur—you’re straightway dangerous—
And handled with a Chain—

—Emily Dickinson, 1890



  1. luaphacim said,

    One of my favorites. 🙂

  2. nasyah said,

    I am looking for interpretation of Dickinson poetry ” A day”. I do not know where I find that poem.

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