Hermann Hesse

(2 July 1877 – 9 August 1962 / Calw, Württemberg)

How Heavy The Days


How heavy the days are.
There's not a fire that can warm me,
Not a sun to laugh with me,
Everything bare,
Everything cold and merciless,
And even the beloved, clear
Stars look desolately down,
Since I learned in my heart that
Love can die.


Translated by James Wright


Submitted by Holt

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read poems about / on: fire, sun, heart, love, star

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (How Heavy The Days by Hermann Hesse )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. 159. The Book of my Life, John Westlake
  2. Words were golden, hasmukh amathalal
  3. The Allen Chronicles, Romella Kitchens
  4. My eyes, Cee Bea
  5. E-rated poemier-all us, Elvis Airohi
  6. April Woman, Salma Jayyusi
  7. The Ship of Love, Salma Jayyusi
  8. Censorious Ignorance, michael walkerjohn
  9. Ludio ludius Lego, michael walkerjohn
  10. Right to exist, hasmukh amathalal

Poem of the Day

poet Sir John Suckling

Dost see how unregarded now
That piece of beauty passes?
There was a time when I did vow
To that alone;
But mark the fate of faces;
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Elizabeth Bishop

 

Member Poem

Trending Poems

  1. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep, Mary Elizabeth Frye
  5. If, Rudyard Kipling
  6. Sonnet I, Sir John Suckling
  7. Cross, Langston Hughes
  8. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  9. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  10. Invictus, William Ernest Henley

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]