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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Is it raining, little flower?

Is it raining, little flower?
Be glad of rain;
Too much sun would wither thee;
‘Twill shine again,
The clouds are very black, ’tis true;
But just behind them shines the blue.


Art thou weary, tender heart?
Be glad of pain;
In sorrow sweetest virtues grow,
As flowers in rain.
God watches, and thou wilt have sun,
When clouds their perfect work have done.

—Lucy Larcom





(Source: Streams in the Desert, copyright 1965)

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