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As If Some Little Arctic Flower
(10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886 / Amherst / Massachusetts)

As If Some Little Arctic Flower


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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wandering lonely little arctic flower to summer land and sun and Eden...what next? of course the reader has to infer that she is feeling snared or relieved? ....you have to answer Emily- 10
Arctic - cold. I want summer.