Emily Dickinson

Dec. 10, 1830 - May 15, 1886


As children bid the guest good-night...

by Emily Dickinson

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.


Copyright 1890
Little, Brown, And Company, Boston