Words of a world, strange though wonderful.

Much Madness is Divinest Sense

Much madness

is divinest sense –


An eye that hath discerned the severest madness,

according to Emily’s judicious eyes, hath much sense –


The starker lunacy

be equated to divinity –


‘Tis common, unwritten law that we assent common beliefs

And ‘tis uncommon beliefs that common law demurs –


In this, as all overcome,

The stoic few as she will come –


Sanity hath common sanction

Or, you’re forthwith a risk –


Touched by a chain

And bound in shame –