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Lines by Heart: There Will Come Soft Rains by Sara Teasdale

Written by Rachael Norris, 20th September 2020

The theme for our #DailyReadings in September is beginnings and endings. For this week's Lines by Heart challenge, PIPES Reader Leader Sally Baker recites There Will Come Soft Rains by Sara Teasdale. Put yourself to the test and see if you can memorise this poem to recite aloud.

There Will Come Soft Rains

There will come soft rains and the smell of the ground,
And swallows circling with their shimmering sound;

And frogs in the pools singing at night,
And wild plum trees in tremulous white,

Robins will wear their feathery fire
Whistling their whims on a low fence-wire;

And not one will know of the war, not one
Will care at last when it is done.

Not one would mind, neither bird nor tree
If mankind perished utterly;

And Spring herself, when she woke at dawn,
Would scarcely know that we were gone.

Sara Teasdale


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