by Carl Sandburg (1878 - 1967)

The monotone of the rain is beautiful
Language: English 
The monotone of the rain is beautiful,
And the sudden rise and slow relapse
Of the long multitudinous rain.

     The sun on the hills is beautiful,
Or a captured sunset sea-flung,
Bannered with fire and gold.

     A face I know is beautiful--
With fire and gold of sky and sea,
And the peace of long warm rain.

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This text was added to the website: 2007-07-08
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