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James Whitcomb Riley - We to Sigh Instead of Sing

"Rain and Rain! and rain and rain!" 
Yesterday we muttered 
Grimly as the grim refrain 
That the thunders uttered: 
All the heavens under cloud -- 
All the sunshine sleeping; 
All the grasses limply bowed 
With their weight of weeping.

Sigh and sigh! and sigh and sigh! 
Never end of sighing; 
Rain and rain for our reply -- 
Hopes half-drowned and dying; 
Peering through the window-pane, 
Naught but endless raining -- 
Endless sighing, and, as vain, 
Endlessly conmplaining.

Shine and shine! and shine and shine! 
Ah! to-day the splendor!-- 
All this glory yours and mine -- 
God! but God is tender! 
We to sigh instead of sing, 
Yesterday in sorrow, 
While the lord was fashioning 
This for our To-morrow! 

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