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.
— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, from “The Rainy Day,” The Complete Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow . (Scholarly Publishing Office, University of Michigan Library December 20, 2005) Originally published 1848.