A Child In Autumn

The Child in Autumn
by Simkha Shayevitch

The day is crying autumn cries.
What does day mean?
I have loved and lived
and carried a sign within
white and red roses
now my beloved has gone-
the day is crying Autumn cries.

The night is moaning autumn moans
Why does night moan?
I had a blue lake
caught silvery fish
A gift for my beloved.
Now they have all passed away-
the night moans autumn moans
the flower droops its head.
What does the flower want?

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