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 Necklace could be —

The Dust replaced, in Hoisted Roads —
The Birds jocoser sung —
The Sunshine threw his Hat away —
The Bushes — spangles flung —

The Breezes brought dejected Lutes —
And bathed them in the Glee —
Then Orient showed a single Flag,
And signed the Fete away —

Analysis, meaning and summary of Emily Dickinson's poem A Drop Fell on the Apple Tree —


  1. abby says:

    hi its been 16 years since you left this comment

  2. Rather Star Anonomous says:

    its talking about rain

  3. personater says:

    I think it is about people coming together.yo

  4. Naomi says:

    she is really just describing when its raining… and the rain can be interpreted a lot of different ways

  5. michelle says:

    You guys are so blind there is no deeper meaning. She is discribing a time when it is raining!!!

  6. Zach says:

    I think this poems about one of her relationsships that has some problems a rough patches in it.

  7. Bob says:

    This poem is one of her different poems, she is talking about her dropping apples from trees.

  8. jen says:

    I really like this poem and i think its about her wanting more, like when she talks about pearls.

  9. Reagan says:

    An interesting poem. Emily writes so well! Thanks for this web site.

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