Thursday, August 9, 2012
"There will come soft rains"
“There will come soft rains and the smell of the ground,
And swallows circling with their shimmering sound.” Sara Teasdale, 1920
I first read this poem when I was in high school and never knew why I was drawn to it. I didn’t learn until many years later that it was about war and the extinction of mankind. No wonder Ms.Teasdale committed suicide.
After just so little rain, I found it amazing that the rivers had gone up this much. It makes me feel even more sympathetic towards those living in areas of our country affected by drought. You would think that in this great land of ours in the year 2012 we could ship them enough water to make a difference.
Hmm? Read all of Sara Teasdale’s poem sometime. In the world we live in now, let me know what it has to say to you.