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Emily Dickinson - The Robin is a Gabriel

The Robin is a Gabriel
In humble circumstances --
His Dress denotes him socially,
Of Transport's Working Classes --
He has the punctuality
Of the New England Farmer --
The same oblique integrity,
A Vista vastly warmer --

A small but sturdy Residence
A self denying Household,
The Guests of Perspicacity
Are all that cross his Threshold --
As covert as a Fugitive,
Cajoling Consternation
By Ditties to the Enemy
And Sylvan Punctuation --

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 1483. The Robin is a Gabriel
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955
Poem of the Day: Apr 29 2010

Comment 1 of 1, added on April 29th, 2010 at 6:20 PM.
E D all the way!!!

Emily is superb. A one woman justification of the poetic art in one poem. Look away from the Tube and out the window for an affermation of the life force in motley.

Dan in NYC from United States

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