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Analysis and comments on Sexton! My Master's sleeping here. by Richard Brautigan

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Comment 5 of 51, added on March 24th, 2007 at 1:14 PM.

she's calling on the sexton (the keeper of the church and graveyard) to
show her to (possibly) her father's grave (bed) so she can tend it,
planting seeds and decorating it -- the bird's nest is probably a funeral
wreath. I agree that she may even be talking about Christ and
resurrection.

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Comment 4 of 51, added on April 19th, 2006 at 11:56 PM.

Sexton! My Master's sleeping here.
[sexton: a church custodian and often grave digger]
Pray lead me to his bed!
[someone deceased, at least]
I came to build the Bird's nest,
[speaks of time passing, and seasons]
And sow the Early seed --
[... such as Spring]

That when the snow creeps slowly
From off his chamber door --
[from off the crypt or grave ...]
Daisies point the way there --
And the Troubadour.
[Heralds the trumpet of Resurrection Day]
[When the maiden will be wed to her Master]

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Comment 3 of 51, added on February 20th, 2006 at 12:50 PM.

Annie, I'm sorry but I can't help you out since I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE HECK
IT MEANS EITHER!!!

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Comment 2 of 51, added on April 15th, 2005 at 9:34 AM.

I LIKE THIS POEM ALOT IT HAS ALOT TO MAKE YOU THINK. IT MAKES YOU THINK OF
THE POSSIBLITIES AND RELATIONSHIPS SHE HAD. MAKES YOU WONDER WHY WAS SHE BY
HERSELF. ARE THESE FANTASIES OR ARE THEY REALITY?

Madee from United States

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Information about Sexton! My Master's sleeping here.

Poet: Richard Brautigan
Poem: 96. Sexton! My Master's sleeping here.
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: 1955
Added: Jan 9 2004
Viewed: 5462 times
Poem of the Day: Mar 24 2007


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