Johannes Carl Andersen

Here you will find the Poem Summer of poet Johannes Carl Andersen


And sleeps thy heart when flower and tree 
 Adorn the summer stillness? 
And did young Spring pass over thee 
 In chillness? 
Their scent delights and pleases, 
 On petalled breezes blown, 
But in their beauty freezes 
 Thine own. 
The flower awakes, the tree is leafed, 
 Yet love in thee is dumb,? 
Flowers fall, fruits ripen, corn is sheafed, 
 Ho! Winter?s cold will come. 
When wakens some November morn 
 Dew-soft, around thee brightly, 
And blossoms on the grey hawthorn 
 Lie whitely, 
Come thou, thy bosom beating, 
 And learn, through new-found bliss, 
No time so joyous, fleeting, 
 As this. 
Come thou, with shadows in thine eyes, 
 And singing in thy heart, 
And learn, ?mid trees, with flowers and skies, 
 How young and dear thou art.