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Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Wednesday 25 August 2010: A Rainy Day

The Rainy Day
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.

The day I took this my little part of the world felt as though it would never stop raining. When I finally accepted the fact that I was not going to get to go out for any length of time I grabbed a shot of this geranium drinking in the water the heavens had so generously showered upon us...

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