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We to Sigh Instead of Sing

 "Rain and Rain! and rain and rain!" 
Yesterday we muttered 
Grimly as the grim refrain 
That the thunders uttered: 
All the heavens under cloud -- 
All the sunshine sleeping; 
All the grasses limply bowed 
With their weight of weeping.
Sigh and sigh! and sigh and sigh! Never end of sighing; Rain and rain for our reply -- Hopes half-drowned and dying; Peering through the window-pane, Naught but endless raining -- Endless sighing, and, as vain, Endlessly conmplaining.
Shine and shine! and shine and shine! Ah! to-day the splendor!-- All this glory yours and mine -- God! but God is tender! We to sigh instead of sing, Yesterday in sorrow, While the lord was fashioning This for our To-morrow!

Poem by James Whitcomb Riley
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