The garden is in mourning; The rain falls cool among the flowers. Summer shivers quietly On its way towards its end.
Golden leaf after leaf Falls from the tall acacia. Summer smiles, astonished, feeble, In this dying dream of a garden.
For a long while, yet, in the roses, She will linger on, yearning for peace, And slowly Close her weary eyes.
- -- Hermann Hesse, "September"