by Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

As if some little Arctic flower
Language: English 
 As if some little Arctic flower,
 Upon the polar hem,
 Went wandering down the latitudes,
 Until it puzzled came
 To continents of summer,
 To firmaments of sun,
 To strange, bright crowds of flowers,
 And birds of foreign tongue!
 I say, as if this little flower
 To Eden wandered in -
 What then? Why, nothing,
 Only, your inference therefrom!

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