LibriVox volunteers bring you 17 recordings of In the Rain by William Wetmore Story (1819-1895). This was the Weekly Poetry project for November 29th, 2009.
http://www.archive.org/download/in_the_rain_0912_librivox/intherain_story_rn_64kb.mp3″Running time=1m 13s (mp3@64kb)
I stand in the cold gray weather,
In the white and silvery rain;
The great trees huddle together,
And sway with the windy strain.
I dream of the purple glory
Of the roseate mountain-height
And the sweet-to-remember story
Of a distant and clear delight.
The rain keeps constantly raining,
And the sky is cold and gray,
And the wind in the trees keeps complaining
That summer has passed away;-
But the gray and the cold are haunted
By a beauty akin to pain,-
By a sense of a something wanted,
That never will come again.
This week’s poem can also be found here.