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 beautiful is the rain!

How it clatters along the roofs,

Line 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!

—–Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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