"Arcturus" is his other name

"Arcturus" is his other name?
I'd rather call him "Star."
It's very mean of Science
To go and interfere!

I slew a worm the other day?
A "Savant" passing by
Murmured "Resurgam"?"Centipede"!
"Oh Lord?how frail are we"!

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 done
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?naught?everything?
Over the stile of "Pearl."

Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)