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”!

Analysis, meaning and summary of Emily Dickinson's poem If the foolish, call them “flowers”

1 Comment

  1. frumpo says:

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

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