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Emily Dickinson - The Lightning is a yellow Fork

The Lightning is a yellow Fork
From Tables in the sky
By inadvertent fingers dropt
The awful Cutlery

Of mansions never quite disclosed
And never quite concealed
The Apparatus of the Dark
To ignorance revealed.

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 1173. The Lightning is a yellow Fork
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955
Poem of the Day: Oct 9 2003

Comment 2 of 2, added on July 19th, 2013 at 7:17 PM.
The Lightning is a Yellow Fork -E. Dickinson

Her poem is her pointing right
at flashing mental lightning,
as she herself makes light of light
to give her mind a quietning.


buddy larsen from United States
Comment 1 of 2, added on July 2nd, 2009 at 1:33 PM.

I know the poetess and her magnificent poems. This poem is new for me and expresses,according to my opinion,the presence of Nature in Her strenght and energy ; the light comes to reveal darkness of the surrounding and of the poet's intimacy.Dickinson is an example of woman which marked a revolution in poetry because she embodied poetry itself dressed in white women clothes. I really love thi poetess

Francesca Caputo from Italy

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