poems from dickinson to sarah tuckerman

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 -

thomas johnson's note on poem 1483 | index to dickinson/s. tuckerman poems

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