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Emily Dickinson - As Children bid the Guest "Good Night"

As Children bid the Guest "Good Night"
And then reluctant turn --
My flowers raise their pretty lips --
Then put their nightgowns on.

As children caper when they wake
Merry that it is Morn --
My flowers from a hundred cribs
Will peep, and prance again.

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As Children bid the Guest "Good Night" - Comments and Information

Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 133. As Children bid the Guest "Good Night"
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955
Poem of the Day: Nov 6 2004

Comment 3 of 3, added on October 12th, 2011 at 8:55 PM.
Dickinson 133

This poem is about flowers closing up and being dressed in the moonlight and dew then waking up in the morn and stretching out to the sun as Dickinson watches over them like their mother.

Sunday from United States
Comment 2 of 3, added on June 15th, 2010 at 6:55 PM.

Flowers (and possibly her poems) are like children going to bed and waking up.

frumpo from United States
Comment 1 of 3, added on March 11th, 2008 at 9:55 PM.

Could not fully get an good understanding of the poem . i guess its saying the children are waiting up for the sun to rise and as the sun comes up they bid the night good - bye

Susan from Canada

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