An Emily Dickinson Poem

Emily Dickinson’s “Much Madness is divinest Sense —”:

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 —

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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