Poem For Autumn
Hermann Hesse is known primarily for his novels but he was also a poet and the following poem captures both the beauty of autumn and the poignance of the passing of summer with inspiring verse.
The garden is mourning,
The chilli rain is sinking into the flowers.
The summer is shivering
Towards his end.
Golden leave by leave is dropping
Down from the high acacia.
Summer’s smiling astonished and droopy
In the dying dream of the garden.
For a long while
He is standing, beside the roses, longing for a rest
Slowly he closes his wide eyes
Which became tired.