Emily Dickinson

10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886 / Amherst / Massachusetts

As Children Bid The Guest "Good Night"

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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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