by Hermann Hesse (1877 - 1962)
Translation © by Sharon Krebs

November
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Schaue trauernd, wie im Wald
Blatt um Blatt zu Boden fallt,
Deine Frau hat dir befohlen
Einzukaufen Holz und Kohlen.

Confirmed with Hermann Hesse, Sämtliche Werke, herausgegeben von Volker Michels, Band 10 Die Gedichte, bearbeitet von Peter Huber, Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp Verlag, 2002, page 532.


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November
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Look with sorrow how in the forest
Leaf upon leaf falls to the ground.
Your wife has ordered you
To purchase firewood and coal.

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