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 —

Analysis, meaning and summary of Emily Dickinson's poem The Robin is a Gabriel

1 Comment

  1. Dan in NYC says:

    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

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