- Year Published: 1913
- Language: English
- Country of Origin: United States of America
- Source: Dunbar, P.L. (1913). The Complete Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar. New York: Dodd, Mead, and Company.
- Flesch–Kincaid Level: 6.5
- Word Count: 38
Dunbar, P. (1913). Rain-Songs. Lyrics of Sunshine and Shadow (Lit2Go Edition). Retrieved February 28, 2015, from
Dunbar, Paul Laurence. "Rain-Songs." Lyrics of Sunshine and Shadow. Lit2Go Edition. 1913. Web. <>. February 28, 2015.
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The rain streams down like harp–strings from the sky;
The wind, that world–old harpist sitteth by;
And ever as he sings his low refrain,
He plays upon the harp–strings of the rain.