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The Rainy day : Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

A rainy day  Achill Island , County Mayo Landscape Photography :  Nigel Borrington

A rainy day
Achill Island , County Mayo
Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

This Morning here in Ireland is a very wet one with some 20mm of rain is expected here in county Kilkenny before midday.

So what better way to free yourself on this Autumn day than with a rainy day poem :

The Rainy Day

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.

Bringing in the sheep.

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.

Keem strand_Panorama.

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.

6 responses

  1. Just beautiful, Nigel. I love the raindrops on the shed in front of the sea. And those sheep are trying to get out of the road, aren’t they. Put on the wellies and go for a walk in the rain………

    October 28, 2014 at 11:43 am

    • Hello Sharon πŸ™‚

      Thank you πŸ™‚

      Very pleased you liked this post , that’s a great idea πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      October 28, 2014 at 1:01 pm

  2. So so beautiful Nigel!!!! Thanks a lot for sharing not only your photographs but the wonderful words of your poets!!!

    October 28, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    • Hello Ilargla πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Thank you, Its a pleasure , very pleased you enjoyed πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      October 28, 2014 at 4:57 pm

  3. M-R

    A not very uplifting poem of his, of which the second-last line has survived in the English language as an adage – but nothing else.

    October 29, 2014 at 4:40 am

  4. The photos perfectly match the poem.

    October 30, 2014 at 11:14 pm

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