Dame Edith Louisa Sitwell

Scarborough, Yorkshire
Dame Edith Louisa Sitwell
Scarborough, Yorkshire
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Still Falls The Rain

Rating: 2.9
Still falls the Rain---
Dark as the world of man, black as our loss---
Blind as the nineteen hundred and forty nails
Upon the Cross.

Still falls the Rain
With a sound like the pulse of the heart that is changed to the hammer-beat
In the Potter's Field, and the sound of the impious feet

On the Tomb:
Still falls the Rain
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Montague Gammon III 05 February 2020
And set to music by the half-forgotten Irish composer Miss Ina Boyle in 1948.
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Aria KeInek 04 November 2019
this is amazing I read this too my teacher for a project and she gave me 100! ! WOOP WOOP
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Ray A Burleigh 30 May 2019
This wonderful poem, broken like the Christian myth it belies, rings like a great bell, never ashamed, always full of exhausted pain. Should be read once or twice a year in every church you can find.
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Dominic Windram 18 April 2019
One of my favourite poems...multi layered and abounding with well chosen biblical references. It speaks volumes about the human condition
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Mcgeorge Jeremiah 01 September 2017
Amazing, just amazing... Am... Speechlessly just gazing...
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Tapan M. Saren 21 March 2016
This poem is just wonderful..
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* Sunprincess * 02 June 2014
.............a wonderful poem.....so nicely it flows like the rain.....nicely written...
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Montague Gammon III 05 February 2020
Well, the rain of this poem was the rain of German bombs upon London, so " nicely it flows" might not be the best choice of words.
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David Morss 12 July 2009
Yes, it's a great setting, by one of the masters of setting English poetry to music. Check out his other canticles too... as well as the settings in the Spring Symphony and Les Illminations
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Peter Layton 01 December 2004
there is an excellent setting of this poem to music by Benjamin Britten, I highly recommend it.
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