The Guest is gold and crimson —
An Opal guest and gray —
Of Ermine is his doublet —
His Capuchin gay —

He reaches town at nightfall —
He stops at every door —
Who looks for him at morning
I pray him too — explore
The Lark’s pure territory —
Or the Lapwing’s shore!

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  1. Danielle says:

    i really like Emily Dickinson’s work, i agree with alex i think she was a very intelligent person, and put alot of the thought and consideration into her into the countenance of her work. very nice poem.

  2. alex says:

    I think Emily Dickonson was a very intelligent person and she also gave a lot of effort into her poems.

  3. Robbie Peebles says:

    I think what she means by the guets is gold and grimson is that Gold is the king of everything and that he works in mysterious ways.

  4. Aimee Wetherington says:

    I think that the quest is about our lord and savior. Emily Dickenson was a brilliant poet. She knew exactly what she wanted to write about and she did it very beautifly!!!

  5. Joseph says:

    I’d say the guest is God (or more specifically Jesus) as she talks about people “looking for him”.

  6. Audren Glass says:

    The guest is Santa Claus.

  7. Elizabeth Makramajan says:

    I think Emily Dickonson was a very intelligent person and she also gave a lot of effort into her poems. She inspires me in ways that I never thought anyone would inspire me! I hope to someday write poems as well as she did.

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