A Glass of Rosé
Liquid sunshine on a rainy day
Luminous Tilia blossums
Ludwig van Beethoven
A song in his heart
Photographed 28 May 2014
on a rainy afternoon in Heiligenstadt,
in Vienna's 19th District
Images and Text © by Merisi
About Linden Trees
My childhood years were spent under two giant linden trees, said to be a hundred years old.
Before bedtime, my mother would often sing the "The Linden Tree" lied,
from Schubert's "Winterreise", to lyrics by poet Wilhelm Müller:
By the fountain, near the gate,
There stands a linden tree;
I have dreamt in its shadows
So many sweet dreams.
I remember falling asleep on late May evenings in a room filled with the fragrance
of tilia flowers, and awakening to the sound of millions of honey bees buzzing in the trees.
Link -> "The Linden Tree" sung by Hermann Prey
(I have fond memories of listening to Hermann Prey singing this song, during one of his performances of the "Winter Journey" in Rome)