Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Emily Dickinson, Gilligan's Island and Steve McQueen

Emily Dickinson’s Much Madness is divinest Sense can, without much effort, can be sung to the tune of Gilligan’s Island. Really. I know this stuff. I'm an eleventh grade English teacher. Give it a try. Oh, as far as I know, Steve McQueen has absolutely nothing to do with Emily Dickinson or her poem.

Much Madness is divinest Sense
by Emily Dickinson

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 -


Anonymous said...

Haha! Tell us yet more about McQueen... amusing.


#167 Dad said...

I'm glad tp know at least one person in Germany appreciates my warped sense on humor...

Bluesfrau said...

It's great. Keep it up.
Btw, how many people in Germany do you know?... ^^

#167 Dad said...

I think you're it. A former student was playing soccer/footballin Germany last year, but he's back in the states.

Bluesfrau said...

Oh dear - I feel the responsibility of representing an entire country lasting on my shoulders now. Aaaaah - *runs away*