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Emily Dickinson - If the foolish, call them "flowers"

If the foolish, call them "flowers" --
Need the wiser, tell?
If the Savants "Classify" them
It is just as well!

Those who read the "Revelations"
Must not criticize
Those who read the same Edition --
With beclouded Eyes!

Could we stand with that Old "Moses" --
"Canaan" denied --
Scan like him, the stately landscape
On the other side --

Doubtless, we should deem superfluous
Many Sciences,
Not pursued by learned Angels
In scholastic skies!

Low amid that glad Belles lettres
Grant that we may stand,
Stars, amid profound Galaxies --
At that grand "Right hand"!

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If the foolish, call them "flowers" - Comments and Information

Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 168. If the foolish, call them "flowers"
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955
Poem of the Day: Feb 27 2004

Comment 1 of 1, added on June 16th, 2010 at 2:12 AM.

Our knowledge here on earth is very limited; heaven will have completely different studies.

frumpo from United States

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