Scattering October, moving gently to
the south, the leaves golden and red,
and, in the clear descent of
its leaves, the thoughts are carried to infinity.
What a gentle tranquillity in this detachment
from everything; oh beautiful grassland revealing
your flowers; oh already chilled water, dampening the wind
with your shimmering crystal!
Enchantment of gold! Sheer confinement,
in which the body, transformed into a soul,
becomes tender, hurled into the greenery of a hill!
In the decadence of beauty,
life is unveiled, and the excellence
of its divine truth shines forth.
Juan Ramón Jiménez