- Year Published: 1896
- Language: English
- Country of Origin: United States of America
- Source: Dickenson, E. (1896). The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series One.Boston, MA: Roberts Brothers.
- Flesch–Kincaid Level: 6.6
- Word Count: 89
Dickinson, E. (1896). Nature, Poem 11: Summer Shower. The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series One (Lit2Go Edition). Retrieved March 28, 2015, from
Dickinson, Emily. "Nature, Poem 11: Summer Shower." The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series One. Lit2Go Edition. 1896. Web. <>. March 28, 2015.
Emily Dickinson, "Nature, Poem 11: Summer Shower," The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series One, Lit2Go Edition, (1896), accessed March 28, 2015,.
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 necklaces could be!
The dust replaced in hoisted roads,
The birds jocoser sung;
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,
And signed the fete away.