Hermann Hesse Death Poems
- 1. In Secret We Thirst
with the gentleness of arabesques
our life is similar
to the existence of fairies
- 2. Stages
As every flower fades and as all youth
Departs, so life at every stage,
So every virtue, so our grasp of truth,
Blooms in its day and may not last forever.
- 3. At Night On The High Seas
- 4. A Swarm Of Gnats
Many thousand glittering motes
Crowd forward greedily together
In trembling circles.
Extravagantly carousing away