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.

Analysis, meaning and summary of Emily Dickinson's poem The Lightning is a yellow Fork


  1. Sweedie says:

    i didn’t know that,and this is so,borrring!!Peace!!:(

  2. buddy larsen says:

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

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