Hermann Hagedorn

Hermann Hagedorn was an American author, poet and biographer. He was born in New York City and educated at Harvard University, where he was awarded the George B. Sohier Prize for literature, the University of Berlin, and Columbia University.

Poems by
Hermann Hagedorn

My true love from her pillow rose

And wandered down the summer lane.

She left her house to the wind’s carouse,

And her chamber wide to the rain.

She did not stop to don her coat,

She did not stop to smooth her bed—

But out she went in glad content

There where the bright path led.

She did not feel the beating storm,

But fled like a sunbeam, white and frail,

To the sea, to the air, somewhere, somewhere—

I have not found her trail.