A poem by Tennyson, a necessary poem to be memorized by a Victorian child (as noted in the book, “The Gardens of Emily Dickinson” by Judith Farr with Louise Carter) shows a love for wildflowers, uncultivated and small, flowers loved by Emily Dickinson.
Flower in the crannied wall,
I pluck you out of the crannies,
I hold you here, root and all, in my hand,
Little flower-but if I could understand
What you are, root and all, and all in all,
I should know what God and man is.