Faiz Ahmed Faiz

(13 February 1911 - 20 November 1984 / Sialkot / British India)

When Autumn Came - Poem by Faiz Ahmed Faiz

This is the way that autumn came to the trees:
it stripped them down to the skin,
left their ebony bodies naked.
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Topic(s) of this poem: trees

Comments about When Autumn Came by Faiz Ahmed Faiz

  • (5/10/2019 1:48:00 PM)

    I don't always have words to write after reading a poem but this one has caught my imagination and my heart. A beautiful homage to Autumn, showing the real heart of what sometimes seems like a benign season but which has winter in its heart. It is al here, captured in this translation. Superb job, my friend. Superb job. (Report)Reply

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  • (10/21/2018 1:39:00 AM)

    List out two images from the poem (Report)Reply

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  • Fabrizio Frosini (12/7/2015 2:29:00 PM)

    '' Oh, God of May have mercy.
    Bless these withered bodies
    with the passion of your resurrection;
    make their dead veins flow with blood again. ''


    '' Oh, Dio di maggio sii misericordioso.
    Benedici questi corpi avvizziti
    con la passione della tua risurrezione;
    fa' che in queste morte vene fluisca di nuovo il sangue. ''

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  • (1/14/2007 3:01:00 AM)

    A truly wonderful poem - it encompasses the longing of all mankind for new life. Your translation is a great gift to the reader. (Report)Reply

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