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Poem by Ebenezer Jones


More than the wind, more than the snow,
More than the sunshine, I love rain;
Whether it droppeth soft and low,
Whether it rusheth amain.

Dark as the night it spreadeth its wings,
Slow and silently up on the hills;
Then sweeps o'er the vale, like a steed that springs
From the grasp of a thousand wills.

Swift sweeps under heaven the raven cloud's flight;
And the land, and the lakes, and the main,
Lie belted beneath with steel-bright light,
The light of the swift-rushing rain.

On evenings of summer, when sunlight is low,
Soft the rain falls from opal-hued skies;
And the flowers the most delicate summer can show,
Are not stirred by its gentle surprise.

It falls on the pools, and no wrinkling it makes,
But touching, melts in, like the smile
That sinks in the face of a dreamer, but breaks
Not the calm of his dream's happy wile.

The grass rises up as it falls on the meads;
The bird softlier sings in his bower;
And the circles of gnats circle on like winged seeds,
Through the soft sunny lines of the shower. 

Ebenezer Jones

Poem Theme: Rain

Ebenezer Jones's other poems:
  1. My Wife and Child, Come Close to Me
  2. Ode to Thought
  3. High Summer

Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Edward Thomas Rain ("Rain, midnight rain, nothing but the wild rain")
  • Charles Sorley Rain ("When the rain is coming down") October 1912

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