Sara Teasdale

(August 8, 1884 – January 29, 1933 / Missouri / United States)

There Will Come Soft Rain - Poem by Sara Teasdale

There will come soft rain and the smell of the ground,
And swallows circling with their shimmering sound;

And frogs in the pools singing at night,
And wild plum trees in tremulous white;

Robins will wear their feathery fire,
Whistling their whims on a low fence-wire;

And not one will know of the war, not one
Will care at last when it is done.

Not one would mind, neither bird nor tree,
If mankind perished utterly;

And Spring herself, when she woke at dawn
Would scarcely know that we were gone.

Topic(s) of this poem: rain


Comments about There Will Come Soft Rain by Sara Teasdale

  • Bri Edwards (9/16/2019 5:42:00 PM)

    Wikipedia give the title There Will Come Soft Rains (s on rains) . (Report)Reply

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  • Bri Edwards (9/16/2019 5:38:00 PM)

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    but:

    Oh, but bird and tree will both much mind
    that finally they are through with mankind,
    especially if......what can i say now?
    I correct myself. They WON'T mind! !

    bri

    :)
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  • (9/16/2019 5:38:00 PM)

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    but:

    Oh, but bird and tree will both much mind
    that finally they are through with mankind,
    especially if......what can i say now?
    I correct myself. They WON'T mind! !

    bri

    :)
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  • Adeeb Alfateh (5/30/2019 3:23:00 AM)

    great raining 10++++++++++++++++ (Report)Reply

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  • Adeeb Alfateh (5/30/2019 3:23:00 AM)

    Not one would mind, neither bird nor tree,
    If mankind perished utterly;
    //beautiful
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  • (3/1/2019 8:35:00 PM)

    Wow. Imagining the rain will wipe out the human species and not give a and just be like a spring time lark about it all. (Report)Reply

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  • Nicole Settimi (2/13/2019 2:20:00 PM)

    ' And wild plum trees in tremulous white; ' - just adored the language itself, here.

    ' And Spring herself, when she woke at dawn
    Would scarcely know that we were gone. ' - unfortunate poem, but very beautiful language. Very good read.
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  • (1/31/2019 7:09:00 PM)

    Cleaning up the battlefield after a skirmish is one sad forgotten job of war partially left to the poet. (Report)Reply

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  • (11/29/2018 9:51:00 AM)

    weird flex, but ok (Report)Reply

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  • (11/28/2018 1:07:00 PM)

    mrs king is the worst teacher ive ever seen in my life (Report)Reply

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  • (11/28/2018 1:03:00 PM)

    um help me i'm stuck in a jar stuck if reading this i need your credit card information and the four number on the back (Report)Reply

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  • (8/20/2018 6:29:00 AM)

    This poem touch to my heart (Report)Reply

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  • (8/20/2018 6:29:00 AM)

    This poem touch to my heart (Report)Reply

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  • (7/1/2018 10:20:00 AM)

    Very ,very,very nice poem (Report)Reply

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  • (3/2/2018 8:53:00 AM)

    TRWEWWRWWTWFV JAKE PAUL IS NOT COOL (Report)Reply

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Read poems about / on: war, spring, tree, fire, night, frog, rain



Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

Poem Edited: Thursday, December 11, 2014


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