The Rainy Day by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The Rainy Day by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow:

The Rainy Day Poem Wording

The day is cold, and dark, and dreary;
It rains, and the wind is never weary;
The vine still clings to the moldering 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 moldering 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 Rainy Day Review

Here is a piece from Wadsworth that he had written to motivate his readers. The most beautiful thing with the poets and the authors is their ability to move the world merely with their words. It is the most powerful weapon a person can possess. And with this piece, Wadsworth does exactly that.

This is a powerful piece, especially today when half the population of the world is suffering from depression. This poem has the capability to stick to the minds of many such grief-stricken humans.

the rainy day by henry wadsworth longfellow
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Longfellow begins with the picture of a cold day, particularly dark and dreary. He paints the picture of a heavy downfall and one might think of a storm, too, for the wind does not tire.

A vine, a kind of plant that needs support to grow and to keep standing, a kind of creeper, clings on to the wall to stay alive. With every gust of the wind, it’s dead leaves fall, symbolizing the many problems and troubles in a person’s life.

Rainy Day by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In the next stanza, the poet writes about his life and how it resembles the situation described in the previous stanza. His life looks dark, too and his mind clings onto the Past and all hopes seem blurry in the storm.

the rainy day by henry wadsworth longfellow

The day looks dreary. However, in the last stanza, the poet addresses his heart and tells it that it has to be patient. Misery is not its mistress alone, she belongs to each man, each person.

Everyone has a common fate – a fate that includes problems and sadness. However, “every dark cloud has a silver lining” and one must never forget that. Rain is necessary and some days must be dark and dreary.

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