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

August
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Schau nur dem Schnitter zu,
Er läßt sichs sauer werden.
Und denke, daß auch du
Einst sollst geerntet werden.

Confirmed with Hermann Hesse, Sämtliche Werke, herausgegeben von Volker Michels, Band 10 Die Gedichte, bearbeitet von Peter Huber, Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp Verlag, 2002, pages 531-532.


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August
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Only watch the reaper,
He is working as hard as he can.
And think, that you too
Shall be harvested one day.

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