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Carl Sandburg - Monotone

The monotone of the rain is beautiful,
And the sudden rise and slow relapse
Of the long multitudinous rain.

     The sun on the hills is beautiful,
Or a captured sunset sea-flung,
Bannered with fire and gold.

     A face I know is beautiful--
With fire and gold of sky and sea,
And the peace of long warm rain.

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Poet: Carl Sandburg
Poem: 4. Monotone
Volume: Chicago Poems
- Fogs and Fires
Year: Published/Written in 1916
Poem of the Day: Mar 27 2013

Comment 4 of 4, added on April 13th, 2016 at 5:17 PM.
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Connie from Czech Republic
Comment 3 of 4, added on March 7th, 2008 at 12:57 PM.

i can easily just piant that into my head. a hillside on the outskirts of a little town. sun setting in the back ground. the rain just pooring down onto your other half. her face looking more beautiful than ever mixed in with the vilent yet so pleaseing rain and the extravagent colors of the sun set. very beautiful poem.

Alec from United States
Comment 2 of 4, added on May 14th, 2007 at 3:39 PM.

I love the rain, too, mon! This is a ver touching poem. END OF COMMENT

Primate from United States

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