Friday, June 26, 2009


The last couple of years, Denver has been dry, dry, dry and everything has been brown and crispy. This summer, we have had a thunderstorm almost every afternoon. I love the green!

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

How beautiful is the rain!
After the dust and heat,
In the broad and fiery street,
In the narrow lane,
How beautiful is the rain!

How it clatters along the roofs,
Like the tramp of hoofs,
How it gushes and struggles out
From the throat of the overflowing spout!

Across the window-pane
It pours and pours;
And swift and wide,
With a muddy tide,
Like a river down the gutter roars
The rain, the welcome rain!

In the country, on every side,
Where far and wide,
Like a leopard's tawny and spotted hide,
Stretches the plain,
To the dry grass and the drier grain
How welcome is the rain!

Read the rest of the poem here.
Poetry Friday is at Crossover Books.

1 comment:

Mary Lee said...

Perfect pick of both poem and photo! The green IS amazing!!!