Emily Dickinson

(10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886 / Amherst / Massachusetts)

A Drop Fell On The Apple Tree

Poem by Emily Dickinson

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.


Comments about A Drop Fell On The Apple Tree by Emily Dickinson

  • Divya.Macsuedon (9/5/2018 12:39:00 AM)

    I wrote about snowflakes nourishing the apples Now you speaketh to me. Missed reading this.(Report)Reply

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  • Resh Kav (6/25/2017 8:14:00 AM)

    Refreshing one. good to read(Report)Reply

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  • Indira RenganathanIndira Renganathan (10/30/2016 10:48:00 AM)

    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(Report)Reply

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  • Susan WilliamsSusan Williams (9/22/2016 2:12:00 PM)

    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.(Report)Reply

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  • Mizzy ........Mizzy ........ (9/22/2016 12:48:00 PM)

    Class writing by Emily!(Report)Reply

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  • Seamus O BrianSeamus O Brian (9/22/2016 11:48:00 AM)

    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.(Report)Reply

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  • Veer DhimanVeer Dhiman (9/22/2016 9:25:00 AM)

    Juicy poems...As fresh as apples...(Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (9/22/2016 5:37:00 AM)

    Free! ! In the glee. Nice work.(Report)Reply

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  • Rajnish MangaRajnish Manga (9/22/2016 5:17:00 AM)

    Beautiful portrayal of the charms of nature as it appears in a drizzle. Thanks.
    A drop fell on the apple tree / Another on the roof
    A few went out to help the brook / That went to help the sea.(Report)Reply

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  • Ratnakar Mandlik (9/22/2016 12:49:00 AM)

    Fantastic flight of imagery and a wonderful style have created this wonderful poem that is a pleasure to read. Thanks for sharing it here.(Report)Reply

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  • Angelina Holmes (5/4/2014 8:15:00 AM)

    I like apples. This poem is so refreshing.(Report)Reply

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  • * Sunprincess * (4/29/2014 9:57:00 PM)

    ..........i love the title, wish i wrote this one...enjoyed..(Report)Reply

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  • * Sunprincess * (3/30/2014 7:22:00 PM)

    ........a very nice write....love the theme and the title...especially the title...enjoyed..(Report)Reply

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  • Jon AlanJon Alan (6/19/2007 12:58:00 AM)

    Marvelously entertaining and very proactive, in terms of her 'twist of fate' of the poem's theme, in the last few lines.(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, May 14, 2001



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