The poet is fast asleep in his cottage-chamber bed. He looks up at the starry sky's damp shadows. He senses the sorrowful darkness sobbing softly in the shape of raindrops. He is listening to the patter of light rains on the cottage's roof. This is what has awakened him from his peaceful sleep.
The pouring rain is described by the poet as "the sad darkness gently weeps in wet tears." Rainfall produces a beautiful sound and brings enormous joy. The poet enjoys hearing nature's music. He is lost in reveries as he listens to the patter of mild rain on the wooden roof. However, this same rain has another side: it can cause great damage to wood structures. The poet knows this but feels no need to worry about his house being destroyed by water. Instead, he is grateful for the rain because it reminds him of natural beauty and of life.
This poem is about sacrifice. Although rain may not be good for your house, there are many other things in this world that you must put first. If you don't, then you will never grow as a person. You have to learn how to balance pleasure with pain if you want to achieve true happiness.
Another important theme in this poem is love. The poet describes rain as "a sad darkness" which meanss that it is a quiet thing that fills people with memories. At the same time, rain has the power to wash away love from between two people who share a deep connection. Perhaps this is why the poet doesn't want the rain to stop; he wants to keep remembering their love even after it is gone.
Last but not least, this poem speaks about hope. Even though life may sometimes seem hopeless, there is always hope for a better future.
The poet is listening to the patter made by rainfall on the roof. His mother's memories comes to life in his head at this time. He realizes that she was beautiful and sweet-tempered.
He writes about her later in one of his poems. It is said that when you know how someone sounded like, it makes reading their poetry easier.
This poem was written by John Keats. He was an English Romantic poet who lived from 1795 to 1821.
Keats' family was not wealthy but they were still better off than most other people in England at the time. When he was younger, his parents hoped he would follow them into medicine but John had other ideas. He wanted to be a writer so he could earn a living doing what he loved instead of having to work in an office all day long like his father.
When Keats was 20 years old, his friend Thomas Wood wrote a book called "Poetical Works of Mr. John Keats". In it, Wood praised Keats for being one of the few modern poets who got things right without needing the help of any classical writers. This really encouraged Keats and he started writing more poems. One of these poems was called "Ode to a Nightingale".
The rainy night is described by the poet as entirely gloomy, with clouds floating in the sky. According to the poet, the clouds obscured the stars, and there was darkness all around. The poet likens the darkness to melancholy. He says that the rain falls down steadily like tears when someone is sad.
According to the poet, the scene before him was extremely dark, even though there were lights inside the house. So he must have been able to see something under the light of day, but now that it was nighttime, he could only make out shapes and colors.
Does this mean the poet sees someone outside at night? No, because there are no descriptions or remarks about anyone else being there. Just himself, his family, and the darkness outside their window.
He sees everyone and everything that lives within the house, including animals. Since dogs howled at the moon during this time period, it can be inferred that they too were seen by the poet. Also, since cats were not found in homes during the day, it can be assumed that they too were not living alone at night.
Finally, the poet notices some flowers beside the window.