Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

(28 August 1749 – 22 March 1832 / Frankfurt am Main)

Autumn Feelings - Poem by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

FLOURISH greener, as ye clamber,
Oh ye leaves, to seek my chamber,

Up the trellis'd vine on high!
May ye swell, twin-berries tender,
Juicier far,--and with more splendour

Ripen, and more speedily!
O'er ye broods the sun at even
As he sinks to rest, and heaven

Softly breathes into your ear
All its fertilising fullness,
While the moon's refreshing coolness,

Magic-laden, hovers near;
And, alas! ye're watered ever

By a stream of tears that rill
From mine eyes--tears ceasing never,

Tears of love that nought can still!


Comments about Autumn Feelings by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • Kevin Patrick (2/24/2015 3:24:00 PM)


    Absolutely wonderful, this English translation Is nice, Don't know what its like in its original script, but the beauty has been captured hear. An excellent nature poem (Report) Reply

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  • Kevin Patrick (2/24/2015 3:24:00 PM)


    Absolutely wonderful, this English translation Is nice, Don't know what its like in its original script, but the beauty has been captured hear. An excellent nature poem (Report) Reply

  • (1/17/2005 9:11:00 AM)


    Didn't Martin Greif write a poem Herbstgefühl too? (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004



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