William Henry Davies

(3 July 1871 – 26 September 1940 / Monmouthshire / Wales)

The Rain - Poem by William Henry Davies

I hear leaves drinking rain;
I hear rich leaves on top
Giving the poor beneath
Drop after drop;
'Tis a sweet noise to hear
These green leaves drinking near.

And when the Sun comes out,
After this Rain shall stop,
A wondrous Light will fill
Each dark, round drop;
I hope the Sun shines bright;
'Twill be a lovely sight.


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  • (1/29/2017 3:59:00 PM)


    I remembered the first 4 lines from early childhood when I was taught the complete poem. The imagery has stayed with me these 70+ years. Today I learnt the name of the author and now I have discovered' him I shall take joy in reading others of his poems. (Report) Reply

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  • Ashek Sarker (6/15/2015 11:38:00 AM)


    i wish i could drink some sweet drops like those happy leaves, could drench myself in the cold rain drops! i wish my parched heart could soak up some fresh falling drops! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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