Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

(27 February 1807 – 24 March 1882 / Portland, Maine)

The Rainy Day - Poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Written at the old home in Portland

The day is cold, and dark, and dreary;
It rains,and the wind is never weary;
The vine still clings to the mouldering wall,
But at every gust the dead leaves fall,
And the day is dark and dreary.

My life is cold, and dark, and dreary;
It rains,and the wind is never weary;
My thoughts still cling to the mouldering past,
But the hopes of youth fall thick in the blast,
And the days are dark and dreary.

Be still, sad heart, and cease repining;
Behind the clouds is the sun still shining;
Thy fate is the common fate of all,
Into each life some rain must fall,
Some days must be dark and dreary.


Comments about The Rainy Day by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  • Rookie - 274 Points Margarita Morton (6/26/2015 2:21:00 PM)

    This is such a beautiful poem! (Report) Reply

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  • Freshman - 584 Points Sara Betru (6/16/2015 1:49:00 PM)

    It's a really nice poem. Very beautifully written, I love the smooth transitions and the hopeful ending!
    Beautiful! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,517 Points Bharati Nayak (4/11/2015 8:42:00 AM)

    Be still, sad heart, stop repining
    Behind the clouds is the sun still shining
    Thy fate is common fate of all
    Into each life some rain must fall
    Some days must be dark and dreary.- -Really a wonderful and deeply philosophical poem as it says to accept life's trials and tribulations they being part of every life. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Rachel Gao (8/23/2009 11:01:00 AM)

    great poem! ! ! ! i love it so much! when i was stressed out in high school, i read this poem, and i felt better. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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