Beauty and Mystery in Druid Hill Park

Misty Feeling of Longing

“A feeling of sadness and longing that is not akin to pain, and resembles sorrow only as the mist resembles the rain.” – A line of poetry from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s
“The Day is Done”.  A misty, rainy day when you wear rain gear is an appealing time to discover the many byways. Rain brings on the street lights, a growing waterfall in the forest near Woodberry, empty benches, a temporary pond, the smell of wet woods, crows at the cemetery and that Longfellow feeling.  The drops leave behind golden rust stains from water draining off the fence to the wall surrounding Druid Lake.

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