Sarojini Naidu

(13 February 1879 - 2 March 1949 / Hyderabad / India)

Autumn Song - Poem by Sarojini Naidu

Like a joy on the heart of a sorrow,
   The sunset hangs on a cloud;
A golden storm of glittering sheaves,
Of fair and frail and fluttering leaves,
   The wild wind blows in a cloud.

Hark to a voice that is calling
   To my heart in the voice of the wind:
My heart is weary and sad and alone,
For its dreams like the fluttering leaves have gone,
   And why should I stay behind?


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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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