"Such rains as weep their loss in tears"

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bloomcountry

Senior Member
Russian, Spanish
I am stuck in this line, I am not sure about its meaning:

"I dare not go -that isle has ghosts
And spectral rains along the coasts
Such rains as weep their loss in tears
Till I am drowned in sunken years"

Thanks. ("To Ireland", Ray Bradbury).
 
  • Franco-filly

    Senior Member
    English - Southern England
    I believe it's a metaphor saying that there had been such sadness/tragedy it the area that over the years people have cried "raincloudsful" of tears for the loss of lives.
     

    PaulQ

    Senior Member
    UK
    English - England
    Rain is often compared with tears and vice versa

    And spectral rains along the coasts
    Such rains as weep their loss in tears = the kind of rains that [seem to] cry.
     
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