General Editor: Marc R. Plamondon
Representative Poetry Online, edition 6.0, is a web anthology of 4,800 poems in English and French by over 700 poets spanning 1400 years. more about RPO
A heartwarming gift for you on this cold Valentine’s Day: “Phyllis Loves Kelly,” 60 years of collected love poems from poet Phyllis Gotlieb to her husband, Kelly...
1The rain and the wind, the wind and the rain --
2 They are with us like a disease:
3They worry the heart, they work the brain,
4As they shoulder and clutch at the shrieking pane,
5 And savage the helpless trees.
6What does it profit a man to know
7 These tattered and tumbling skies
8A million stately stars will show,
9And the ruining grace of the after-glow
10 And the rush of the wild sunrise?
11Ever the rain -- the rain and the wind!
12 Come, hunch with me over the fire,
13Dream of the dreams that leered and grinned,
14Ere the blood of the Year got chilled and thinned,
15 And the death came on desire!