A Drop Fell On The Apple Tree

A drop fell on the apple tree
Another on the roof;
A half a dozen kissed the eaves,
And made the gables laugh.

A few went out to help the brook,
That went to help the sea.
Myself conjectured, Were they pearls,
What necklaces could be!

The dust replaced in hoisted roa
The birds jocoser sung;
The sunshine threw his hat away,
The orchards spangles hung.

The breezes brought dejected
And bathed them in the glee;
The East put out a single flag,
And signed the fete away.

by Emily Dickinson

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Refreshing one. good to read
A Drop Fell On The Apple Tree I have enjoyed watching the rain pearls along the clothes-line for so many times when it rains....rain drops are not pearls in Emily's words..but diamonds..superb-10 (Repor
There is something particularly charming about this poem- - she gives us such unique phrases and words used in different contexts.- - - A half a dozen kissed the eaves, And made the gables laugh.- - - - - - The sunshine threw his hat away, The orchards spangles hung.
Class writing by Emily!
Emily's love of nature is so embodied in her verse. It resonates so charmingly as she teaches us how to look at a simple rain shower through her eyes.
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