poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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The Rainy Day

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.

Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

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  • Georgie HildermanGeorgie Hilderman (3/16/2018 8:57:00 PM)

    This is one of my most favorite poems! I quote it to my friends when they bemoan their problems :)

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  • Johanna Oggel (1/11/2018 1:33:00 PM)

    A beautiful poem! I had to recite this poem for my high school exams in 1955 in Goes, Z-Vl., The Netherlands.

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  • Tapan M. SarenTapan M. Saren (4/29/2017 7:26:00 PM)

    Into each life some rain must fall,
    Some days must be dark and dreary.

    Fantastic

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  • Jeanie  Leyba Jeanie Leyba (7/4/2016 4:53:00 AM)

    Lovely poem very beautiful

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  • Tony HossTony Hoss (6/1/2016 6:52:00 PM)

    very good poetry timing and thought provoking very good

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  • Tapan M. SarenTapan M. Saren (3/10/2016 10:34:00 AM)

    Wow.. It just wow my heart

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  • Sofia KioroglouSofia Kioroglou (9/18/2015 8:15:00 AM)

    An amazing poem! I really enjoyed it!

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  • Rishabh SethiaRishabh Sethia (9/15/2015 4:21:00 AM)

    Nice poem..
    amazing work

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  • Kinyua KaranjaKinyua Karanja (7/9/2015 5:11:00 AM)

    This is a great poem I believe is more about life than nature itself.

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  • Rezvan TahouriRezvan Tahouri (7/6/2015 3:48:00 PM)

    it's a really nice poem, I love it.

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  • Margarita Cortès-borrero (6/26/2015 2:21:00 PM)

    This is such a beautiful poem!

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  • 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! ! ! !

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  • Bharati NayakBharati 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.

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  • 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.

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