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Sunday, October 5, 2014

Salt Water Springs "Into Each Life Some Rain must Fall"

I took a quick trip to Salt Water Springs.  It was raining so there were very few people at the park.  It was lush with hanging moss, oak trees and flowing bluish green spring waters.  It has been a rainy week in Florida with many a thunder storm pounding the landscape.  The famous words "Into each life some rain must fall" is by poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.  It was too wet to do any hiking but the scenery was beautiful even with dreary grey clouds.

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.

by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow