Friday Poetry, 5th July 2019

Happy Friday!

I have chosen a poem about summer and when it rains in summer.

This poem is by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882). Longfellow was an American poet and educator. He was also the first American to translate Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy and was one of the Fireside Poets from New England.

 

Rain in Summer

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!

 

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 

Hope you all have a book filled weekend.

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