If The Foolish Call Them ‘Flowers,’ By Emily Elizabeth Dickinson

If the foolish call them ‘flowers,’
    Need the wiser tell?
    If the savans ‘classify’ them,
    It is just as well!

    Those who read the Revelations
    Must not criticise
    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 learn�d angels
    In scholastic skies!

    Low amid that glad _Belles lettres_
    Grant that we may stand,
    Stars, amid profound Galaxies,
    At that grand ‘Right hand’!