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Wednesday, July 05, 2006


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

- From Edith Sitwell's 'Still Falls The Rain'

The rain and the wind, the wind and the rain --
They are with us like a disease:
They worry the heart, they work the brain,
As they shoulder and clutch at the shrieking pane,
And savage the helpless trees.

- From William Henley's 'The Rain And The Wind'

Are you awake? Do you hear the rain?
How rushingly it strikes upon the ground,
And on the roof, and the wet window-pane
Sometimes I think it is a comfortable sound,
Making us feel how safe and snug we are:
Closing us off in this dark, away from the dark outside.
The rest of the world seems dim tonight, mysterious and far.
Oh, there is no world left
Only darkness, darkness stretching wide
And full of the blind rain’s immeasurable fall!

- From Helen Hoyt's 'Rain At Night'


  • Could we have some pomes about sunshine please?


    A bit damp at the edges

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:17 PM  

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