As before I have said
It is but a thin thread
That holds one in equilibrium
Between sanity and craze.
Echoing ED I try to be
On the part of those who
Do not ‘consent’ in a maze
That leads to one dinosaur phase,
Where all is one and one is all.
I’d rather ‘demur’ to life’s ball
And be led by the thrill
Of a fabulous illusory dream;
To go down, walking up hill,
To “row” peacefully against the “stream”!
Talent. you do have talent. I can never get my tight line thoughts to come out like that. Darn.
Just a question... what are the quotation makes for? Lovely otherwise.
K. Q. by reading this poem I think you would agree with Ralph Waldo Emerson's belief that to be a man one must be a "non-conformist". I agree that we must ultimately judge what we experience in life by our own sense of right or wrong.
Good poem. It made me think.
I, too, am wondering about the quotation marks. Otherwise, beautiful flow, wonderful rhyme!
Thanks all for the kind words!
Following is the poem I quoted from by Emily Dickinson, one of my most favorite poets:
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.
Oh it is 'assent' and not consent!! I'll edit it!
And yes Les, I do always think I am a transcendentalist at heart!