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

Juni
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Das Heu ist reif und duftet fein
Geh hin, sei froh und füg dich drein:
In unserm Leben wird kein Jahr
So schön, wie das vergangene war.

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 531.


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June
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
The hay is ripe and has a fine scent.
Go forth, be happy and resign yourself to this:
In our life no year shall be
As beautiful as the preceding one.

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