There will come soft rains and the smell of the ground,
And swallows circling with their shimmering sound;
And frogs in the pools singing at night,
And wild plum trees in tremulous white;
Robins will wear their feathery fire,
Whistling their whims on a low fence-wire;
And not one will know of the war, not one
Will care at last when it is done.
Not one would mind, neither bird nor tree,
If mankind perished utterly;
And Spring herself, when she woke at dawn
Would scarcely know that we were gone.
There will come soft rains is found in The Ruptured Towers - Guilt and is arguably the most hidden of the Ruptured Poems, simply because its presence is not obvious. It is found on a small pedestal in the room with three broken pillars.
Background and Inspiration Edit
There will come soft rains is by Sara Teasdale and was featured in a short story of the same name by Ray Bradbury.
The poem was added in version 6.0 and was one of the first poems chosen for the Ruptured Towers because of its themes that resonate with the themes in Relics of Hyrule lore. It was placed in Guilt, the quietest and most lore-heavy of the Ruptured Towers, in order to reinforce the themes of Hyrule's fall and loss of civilization.