Jan 28, 2012

of rainy afternoons and tea.

~ the rainy day ~ 
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 a 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.
 >> henry wadsworth longfellow 

the keeper of the garden. 

{images via pinterest}


  1. I love poetry♥ It's good for the soul. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is one of my faves. I love his poem "Evangeline." ...Aaand, now I'm rambling :P


  2. Eeep! I love, love, LOVE this post! That poem is simply breathtaking and the last picture and quote is so beautiful. How do you manage to be irresistibly old fashioned, m'dear?

    Love you!
    twin sis

  3. I love this poem! I read it over twice in my literature book.(: And the last photo is quite lovely. :D
    p.s. I like your new picture!

  4. This is a lovely poem! It is very true.
    I hope you are having a wonderful time!

  5. Longfellow writes some of the most beautiful and inspiring poetry. Thanks for sharing the loveliness!

  6. absolutely and thoroughly enjoyable.

  7. This poem was exactly what i needed to hear at this moment. I've been having a hard time lately- a bit discouraging. Thanks for posting.


    P.S. I like your new picture!

  8. boy oh boy, just beautiful, beautiful...