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Poems by Emily Dickinson, Three Series, Complete By Emily Dickinson Characters: 913

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Arcturus is his other name, -

I'd rather call him star!

It's so unkind of science

To go and interfere!

I pull a flower from the woods, -

A monster with a glass

Computes the stamens in a breath,

And has her in a class.

Whereas I took the butterfly

Aforetime in my hat,

He sits erect in cabinets,

The clover-bells forgot.

What once was heaven, is zenith now.

Where I proposed to go

When time's brief masquerade was d

one,

Is mapped, and charted too!

What if the poles should frisk about

And stand upon their heads!

I hope I 'm ready for the worst,

Whatever prank betides!

Perhaps the kingdom of Heaven 's changed!

I hope the children there

Won't be new-fashioned when I come,

And laugh at me, and stare!

I hope the father in the skies

Will lift his little girl, -

Old-fashioned, naughty, everything, -

Over the stile of pearl!

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