Posted by: W. E. Poplaski | June 15, 2008

POEM OF THE DAY: Summer Shower

by Emily Dickinson (1830 – 1886).

 

SUMMER SHOWER

 

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,                       5

That went to help the sea.

Myself conjectured, Were they pearls,

What necklaces could be!

 

The dust replaced in hoisted roads,

The birds jocoser sung;                                           10

The sunshine threw his hat away,

The orchards spangles hung.

 

The breezes brought dejected lutes,

And bathed them in the glee;

The East put out a single flag,                            15

And signed the fete away.

 

 

Notes:

http://www.online-literature.com/dickinson/

http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/155


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