This verse was recited in the movie "In The Bedroom", and really spoke to me. I looked it up and found a 10 verse poem about memory, nostalgia, acceptance, and healing. Worth looking up if you can stand 19th century poetry.


There are things of which I may not speak;
There are dreams that cannot die;
There are thoughts that make the strong heart weak,
And bring a pallor into the cheek,
And a mist before the eye.
And the words of that fatal song
Come over me like a chill:
"A boy's will is the wind's will,
And the thoughts of youth are long, long thoughts."
I also found it interesting that he wrote this one, which contains a very familiar quote. It was also put to music by Arthur Sullivan, generally known as half of the team, Gilbert & Sullivan.


The Rainy Day
The day is cold, and dark, and dreary ;
It rains, and the wind is never weary ;
The vine still clings to the mouldering wall,
But at every gust the dead leaves fall,
And the day is dark and dreary.

My life is cold, and dark, and dreary ;
It rains, and the wind is never weary ;
My thoughts still cling to the mouldering Past,
But the hopes of youth fall thick in the blast,
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.

If you understand everything, some things are just as they are. If you understand nothing, things are still just as they are.