Saturday, September 22, 2012

It's autumn!

Autumn Day
Lord: it is time. The huge summer has gone by.
Now overlap the sundials with your shadows,
and on the meadows let the wind go free.
Command the fruits to swell on tree and vine;
grant them a few more warm transparent days,
urge them on to fulfillment then, and press
the final sweetness into the heavy wine.
Whoever has no house now, will never have one.
Whoever is alone will stay alone,
will sit, read, write long letters through the evening,
and wander along the boulevards, up and down,
restlessly, while the dry leaves are blowing.
~ Rainer Maria Rilke ~

This poem is the symbol for autumn - at least for me -
 I read it every year on the first day of this rich and full season
and every time I get a little bit emotional...

♥ Emilie's daughter 

pic via


  1. Hello Christa.
    I love your image of the Autumn chair.
    The poem is melancholy and a little sad.
    I hope that not too many people will be alone during these changing days.
    happy evening
    xxx val

  2. Autumn can be a sad period but this is a nice picture.


  3. Like the Rilke poem for it's sweet melancholy.

    I have one by Blake that evokes the season for me.

    Enjoy your week end........*s*

  4. Lovely poem!Nice picture!Full of Autumn colors!Here we have a little summer!
    Wish you a great week!

  5. A lovely poem, but a little sad I think, too. It does remind me to be thankful for the warmth of family and friends all of the time, but especially when the chill winds start to blow in the season and in life.
    I love the old, faded and worn chair with blooms that have done their best through the warm summer days.
    Hard to believe that we are enjoying the awakening of new blooms here in the Southern Hemisphere!