by Ferdinand von Saar (1833 - 1906)
Translation © by Walter A. Aue

Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Der du die Wälder färbst, 
Sonniger, milder Herbst, 
Schöner als Rosenblüh'n 
Dünkt mir dein sanftes Glüh'n. 

Nimmermehr Sturm und Drang, 
Nimmermehr Sehnsuchtsklang; 
Leise nur athmest du 
Tiefer Erfüllung Ruh'. 

Aber vernehmbar auch 
Klaget ein scheuer Hauch, 
Der durch die Blätter weht: 
Daß es zu Ende geht. 


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  • ENG English (Walter A. Aue) , "Autumn", copyright © 2003, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Color the forests all, 
sunny and gentle fall, 
Fairer than roses grow 
seems your indulgent glow. 

No longer storm and urge, 
no longer passion's surge. 
Delicate leave the breast 
sighs of contented rest. 

Silence is softly rent 
but by a shy lament: 
Wafting through leaves a sigh, 
telling the end is nigh.


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