Autumn Song – Sarojini Naidu

Sarojini Naidu 13 February 1879 - 2 March 1949  Hyderabad, India

Sarojini Naidu
13 February 1879 – 2 March 1949 Hyderabad, India


Like a joy on the heart of a sorrow,
The sunset hangs on a cloud;
A golden storm of glittering sheaves,
Of fair and frail and fluttering leaves,
The wild wind blows in a cloud.

Hark to a voice that is calling
To my heart in the voice of the wind:
My heart is weary and sad and alone,
For its dreams like the fluttering leaves have gone,
And why should I stay behind?