English Summary: Now the Leaves are Falling Fast | W. H. Auden
The poem ‘Now the leaves are falling fast’ is composed by W.H. Auden.
This poem is about nature.
Poets see autumn as the arrival of old age and death of humans
He is talking about the frustrations inherent in human life, which a human being carries while living and eventually dies.
The poet says that we humans are like travelers who are getting old, tired and heading towards the cemetery.
The poet says that when the leaves fall from the trees, the forests become lifeless.
The cuckoo becomes dumb.
In the same way, a man is burdened with his unfulfilled desires, becomes physically weak and inactive and finally gets separated from the crowd of people.
But the poet shows an optimistic view that when we come to the end of our life we hear the sweet sound of the springs.
Thus we see that this poem is a mixture of pessimism and optimism.