205 Much Madness Is Divinest Sense (ca. 1858-1865) 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.


Poems by Emily Dickinson Three Series, Emily Dickinson, Public Domain