There Will Come Soft Rains – Sara Teasdale

There Will Come Soft Rains – Sara Teasdale

There Will Come Soft Rains - Sara Teasdale

Sara Teasdale (August 8, 1884 — January 29, 1933) Per Wikipedia, the poem “There Will Come Soft Rains” from her 1920 collection Flame and Shadow inspired and is featured in a famous short story of the same name by Ray Bradbury. This is in elegy to Ray Bradbury. On our society’s present course, I despair that any of his visions shall come true. Photo credits: Flower In Cemetery – Mike Franks; Flowers In Cemetery – LateFines; White Plum Tree – Moosey’s Country Garden; Robin On Wire – Carmelo Turdo. Images from the Internet. There will come soft rains and the smell of the ground, And swallows circling with their shimmering sound; And frogs in the pool singing at night, And wild plum trees in tremulous white; Robins will wear their feathery fire, Whistling their whims on a low fence-wire; And not one will know of the war, not one Will care at last when it is done. Not one would mind, neither bird nor tree, If mankind perished utterly; And Spring herself when she woke at dawn Would scarcely know that we were gone. — Sara Teasdale (published 1920)
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Let it be forgotten, as a flower is forgotten, Forgotten as a fire that once was singing gold, Let it be forgotten for ever and ever, Time is a kind friend, he will make us old. If anyone asks, say it was forgotten Long and long ago, As a flower, as a fire, as a hushed footfall In a long forgotten snow.  –Sara Teasdale

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