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Emily Dickinson (1830–86).  Complete Poems.  1924.

Part Two: Nature

LXII


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 fête away.

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