Friday, April 27, 2012

Poem-a-Day: "There will come soft rains"

A poem selected by Joseph Davies, English 348:

"There will come soft rains," by Sara Teasdale.

Read the poem, printed in Flame and Shadow:
This poem is titled "There Will Come Soft Rains" and it was written by Sara Teasdale in 1920 and published in her collection titled "Flame and Shadow." This poem deals with the theme that nature continues about its business regardless of what humans are doing. It even suggests that if all mankind were to parish the rest of the world would not even notice. This poem was also used in a short story of the same title which deals with a world where people actually are extinct and the way technology continues to function.
~Joseph Davies, UW-Eau Claire student, English 348

April is National Poetry Month! UW-Eau Claire students in English 348 (Topics in American Literature) are celebrating National Poetry Month with the McIntyre Library.

Featured poems will be listed here in the order they appear on the blog.

UW-Eau Claire's celebration of National Poetry Month is on Facebook and Twitter!

Questions or comments? Robin Miller will try to help.

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