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The Rainy Day

This page is dedicated to the rainy references in poetry, film, painting, music and song that have inspired Rainy Day.

“Everything that we inherit, the rain, the skies, the speech, and anybody who works in the English language in Ireland knows that there’s the dead ghost of Gaelic in the language we use and listen to and that those things will reflect our Irish identity.” John McGahern

The Rainy Day

The Rainy Day

The day is cold, and dark, and dreary;
It rains,and the wind is never weary;
The vine still clings to the mouldering wall,
But at every gust the dead leaves fall,
And the day is dark and dreary.

My life is cold, and dark, and dreary;
It rains,and the wind is never weary;
My thoughts still cling to the mouldering past,
But the hopes of youth fall thick in the blast,
And the days are dark and dreary.

Be still, sad heart, and cease repining;
Behind the clouds is the sun still shining;
Thy fate is the common fate of all,
Into each life some rain must fall,
Some days must be dark and dreary.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 – 1882)

“Save a boyfriend for a rainy day – and another, in case it doesn’t rain.” Mae West

“On the fifth day, which was a Sunday, it rained very hard. I like it when it rains hard. It sounds like white noise everywhere, which is like silence but not empty.” Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Cause there was a side to you that I never knew, never knew
All the things you’d say they were never true, never true,
And all the games you played you would alway win, always win.
But I set fire to the rain!

Adele