poet Sara Teasdale

Sara Teasdale

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There Will Come Soft Rain

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

Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003
Poem Edited: Thursday, December 11, 2014

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Comments about There Will Come Soft Rain by Sara Teasdale

  • Jamie Hill (8/26/2020 11:16:00 PM)

    This poem should be up there with the great ones this is underrated.

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  • Sachidananda PandaSachidananda Panda (7/18/2020 12:30:00 AM)

    " ...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; ..." what a resonance...! it emits a fine flavour.. Loved it... Thanks

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (3/2/2020 4:13:00 AM)

    The rain of springtime will know itself as the beauty of the earth and will come to wet as fresh greenery field/// beautiful poem penned

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  • Adeeb AlfatehAdeeb Alfateh (3/2/2020 3:09:00 AM)

    such a beautiful poem............great

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  • your mom (11/14/2019 9:13:00 AM)

    Anyone know what this is about? I need help in ELA

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    pixie48(4/16/2020 8:35:00 AM)

    dude if you are in 7th grade, you are tots cheating on the quiz.

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

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

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

    to MyPoemList

    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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  • bri edward (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 AlfatehAdeeb Alfateh (5/30/2019 3:23:00 AM)

    great raining 10++++++++++++++++

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  • Adeeb AlfatehAdeeb 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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  • Julia Luber (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.

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  • Nicole SettimiNicole 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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  • Douglas (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.

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  • ur mom (11/29/2018 9:51:00 AM)

    weird flex, but ok

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  • Totallynotpaul (11/28/2018 1:07:00 PM)

    mrs king is the worst teacher ive ever seen in my life

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  • Paul peluso (11/28/2018 1:06:00 PM)

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  • Paul peluso (11/28/2018 1:06:00 PM)

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  • Paul peluso (11/28/2018 1:05:00 PM)

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  • Paul peluso (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

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