Theodor Storm

(1817 - 1888 / Germany)

A Song In October - Poem by Theodor Storm

Clouds gather, treetops toss and sway;
But pour us wine, an old one!
That we may turn this dreary day
To golden; yes, to golden!

What if the storm outside destroy
Alike Christian and heathen?
Nature must sweep the old away
To bring on a new season.

What if some aching dread we feel?
Lift glasses, all, and ring them!
True hearts, we know, will never quail
Whatever fortune brings them!

Clouds gather, treetops toss and sway;
But pour us wine, an old one!
That we may turn this dreary day
To golden, yes, to golden!

Autumn has come, but never fear,
Wait but a little while yet,
Spring will be here, the skies will clear,
And fields stand deep in violets.

The heavenly blue of fresh new days
Oh, friend, you must employ them
Before they pass away. Be brave!
Enjoy them; oh, enjoy them!


Comments about A Song In October by Theodor Storm

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  • Kim Barney (2/29/2016 8:21:00 AM)


    This poem is much better than the 5.3 rating out of ten from the 33 voters so far. I especially like the last two verses:
    Autumn has come, but never fear,
    Wait but a little while yet,
    Spring will be here, the skies will clear,
    And fields stand deep in violets.

    The heavenly blue of fresh new days
    Oh, friend, you must employ them
    Before they pass away. Be brave!
    Enjoy them; oh, enjoy them!
    (Report) Reply

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1. Oktoberlied ( de ) 4/9/2015
2. October Song ( en ) 4/9/2015

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004



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