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Rain - Poem by Edward Thomas

Rain, midnight rain, nothing but the wild rain
On this bleak hut, and solitude, and me
Remembering again that I shall die
And neither hear the rain nor give it thanks
For washing me cleaner than I have been
Since I was born into this solitude.
Blessed are the dead that the rain rains upon:
But here I pray that none whom once I loved
Is dying to-night or lying still awake
Solitary, listening to the rain,
Either in pain or thus in sympathy
Helpless among the living and the dead,
Like a cold water among broken reeds,
Myriads of broken reeds all still and stiff,
Like me who have no love which this wild rain
Has not dissolved except the love of death,
If love it be towards what is perfect and
Cannot, the tempest tells me, disappoint.


Comments about Rain by Edward Thomas

  • Gold Star - 96,611 Points Robert Murray Smith (7/7/2016 1:23:00 AM)

    A magnificent poem with astounding imagery. Thank you. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 8 Points Sean Malone (12/2/2014 5:13:00 PM)

    Truly haunting. Very dark, dreamlike imagery and yet it is, at its core, very real, very human. The rain is cleansing, but only in death is it purifying. In life it is nothing but sobering. It forces him to reflect, to agonizingly contemplate on his own misery and the solice of death. The untamable rain is a woeful reminder that seeking perfection is folly- it doesn't exist in this world. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 166 Points Charlotte Gunther (3/8/2014 4:30:00 PM)

    midnight thoughts and remembering those you once loved- do they feel the midnight rain? there is hope? hope seen in the cold dead reeds that just might hide life after death- which he claims to love. He loves death because life has disappointed him, death will not- not now after the rain has cleansed him.
    this poem is like the half-awake, half-formed thoughts that come during a midnight rain. (Report) Reply

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Poems About Rain

  1. 1. April Rain Song , Langston Hughes
  2. 2. Before Summer Rain , Rainer Maria Rilke
  3. 3. Rain , Edward Thomas
  4. 4. There Will Come Soft Rain , Sara Teasdale
  5. 5. Rain , Robert Louis Stevenson
  6. 6. The Summer Rain , Henry David Thoreau
  7. 7. Like The Touch Of Rain , Edward Thomas
  8. 8. Rain , Jack Gilbert
  9. 9. Rain , Charles Bukowski
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  13. 13. Rain Or Shine , Charles Bukowski
  14. 14. A Flower In The Rain , Robert Rorabeck
  15. 15. Umbrellas In The Rain , Ernestine Northover
  16. 16. Spring Rain , Sara Teasdale
  17. 17. Still Falls The Rain , Dame Edith Louisa Sitwell
  18. 18. Rain Towards Morning , Elizabeth Bishop
  19. 19. In Spring Rain , Kobayashi Issa
  20. 20. The Rain , Robert Creeley
  21. 21. A Night-Rain In Summer , James Henry Leigh Hunt
  22. 22. Rain In Summer , Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  23. 23. An Autumn Rain-Scene , Thomas Hardy
  24. 24. The Fitful Alternations Of The Rain , Percy Bysshe Shelley
  25. 25. The Rain And The Wind , William Ernest Henley
  26. 26. First Winter Rain , Matsuo Basho
  27. 27. The Rain , William Henry Davies
  28. 28. During Wind And Rain , Thomas Hardy
  29. 29. A Cloud Of Rain , Jasbir Chatterjee
  30. 30. Horses And Men In Rain , Carl Sandburg
  31. 31. When The Sun Come After Rain , Robert Louis Stevenson
  32. 32. Spring Rain , Matsuo Basho
  33. 33. Souls And Rain-Drops , Sidney Lanier
  34. 34. April Rain , Mathilde Blind
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  36. 36. Beloved, Let Us Once More Praise The Rain , Conrad Potter Aiken
  37. 37. Early Summer Rain , Yosa Buson
  38. 38. Rain Has Fallen All The Day , James Joyce
  39. 39. Acid Rain , David Darbyshire
  40. 40. Morning Rain , Du Fu
  41. 41. Afternoon Rain Poem , JOE POEWHIT
  42. 42. Rain Falling , Patsy Jewell
  43. 43. The First Night Of Fall And Falling Rain , Delmore Schwartz
  44. 44. Rain And The Robin , Duncan Campbell Scott
  45. 45. The Rain , Anonymous
  46. 46. Waiting For Rain , Candice Renae Williams
  47. 47. Oh, Gray And Tender Is The Rain , Lizette Woodworth Reese
  48. 48. Rain , hazem al jaber
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  50. 50. Even The Rain , Agha Shahid Ali
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