Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Divinest Sense

So, I was reading some Emily Dickinson today - Hey, stop laughing, I can read Emily if I wanna...

Anyhow, I came across the following, which I like immensely. For one thing it resonates for me just as it stands, and for another I find it somewhat comforting to know that Emily entertained such thoughts. 

The book I was reading from has it listed as "XL" in the series on life. I have no idea what, if any, other titles it has:

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, - and you're straightway dangerous,
And handled with a chain. - Emily Dickinson