The Rainy Day ~ Poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


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.”

Excerpt From
The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Author: Ray Calabrese

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2 thoughts on “The Rainy Day ~ Poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow”

  1. so true…..I dont have an earthly mother….she disowned me, neither do I have a father or a man who cares for me, but Mother Mary says the sun will come out again, it always does. And it’s true, we all go through greif….I lost two spouses through divorce and my heart has been ripped apart, but God has healed it. It helps to write here but its’s not as healing as going to the Lord. God Bless and he’ll see you through (Im still looking for that one who’ll dance with me).


    1. In Dancing Alone, I discovered over and over again, “Love wins. Love Always Wins.” I think everyone deserves to be loved and to love. It is in that space where we find our greatest happiness. God bless you and thank you for your beautiful and kind words. Ray

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