Indian Summer (Wilfred Campbell), Dolce far niente


Dolce far niente


Spätsommer im Moor door Otto Modersohn, ca. 1922


Indian Summer

Along the line of smoky hills
The crimson forest stands,
And all the day the blue-jay calls
Throughout the autumn lands.

Now by the brook the maple leans
With all his glory spread,
And all the sumachs on the hills
Have turned their green to red.

Now by great marshes wrapt in mist,
Or past some river’s mouth,
Throughout the long, still autumn day
Wild birds are flying south.


Wilfred Campbell (1 juni 1858 – 1 januari 1918)
Kitchner Lake, Victoria Park. Wilfred Campbell werd geboren in Kitchner (Berlin)


Zie voor de schrijvers van de 14e oktober ook mijn vorige blog van vandaag.