Collegia – Ode 79: London Rain

 

London is sad this morning,
To-day is a day of tears;
And in the room
Long shadows gloom,
And on the floor are smears
Beneath the leaky awning.

Her mantle of raindrops adorning
A face that is wrinkled and lined;
The furrows flood
And sad eyes brood,
Eyes that no happiness find –
London is sad this morning!

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