Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)|
A little Madness in the Spring
Is wholesome even for the King,
But God be with the Clown
Who ponders this tremendous scene
This whole Experiment of Green
As if it were his own!
The above poem was written c.1875, and first published in 1914. Using Johnson's ordering, it is number 1333. It can be found, for example, in:
Dickinson, Emily. The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson. Thomas H. Johnson, ed. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1960.
Klein, Patricia S., ed. Random House Treasury of Year-Round Poems. New York: Random House, 2006.