"Now the leaves are falling fast"
W. H. Auden's "Autumn Song"
Clicking on the images
will lead you to a selections of poems,
collected and translates by :
Walter A. Aue:
Words between Worlds
Worte zwischen Welten
Translations of well-loved poems from German into English
as well as from English into German
(or, rarely, Viennese patois);
mostly of an autumnal mood
and true to the original prosody;
from Arnold and Artmann
to Yeats and Zweig.
Nice photos. I especially liked "Such a Tepid, Whitish Day". :)ReplyDelete
Gorgeous autumn leaves - we are just turning over here too - simply the best time of year - until spring comes, then I change my mind. :)ReplyDelete
oh yes, so full of atmosphere, isn't it?
Such a tepid, whitish day:
Will not even move my fingers,
just the eyelids lie awake.
(Solch ein lauer weißer Tag,
Mag die Hände gar nicht rühren,
Nur die Augen liegen wach.),
The lines quoted above are from the poem "Solch ein lauer weißer Tag" by Max Dauthendey (* 25 July 1867 in Würzburg, Germany, † 29. August 1918 in Malang, Java).
This link takes you to the Dauthendey entry in the German Wikipedia.
I would like to express my gratitude to Professor Walter A. Aue, who through his webpage introduced me to this poet.
Gretel, you express my sentiments exactly! Joyous autumn to you! :-)
In the mood for more autumn images?
Visit Rambling Woods' East Coast autumn colours,
PG's Cotswold, PG's 'In the Middle of Nowhere'", or
Willow's Life at Willow Manor!
The autumn is here, with nice colour...ReplyDelete
Pretty photos Marisi...
And yet the brave little daisies struggle bravely on as if to brighten the browning earth like terrestrial stars.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much for mentioning Rambling Woods in your comment on Authorblog. I have added you to the list of blogs that I am following and to my link list..I love the way you present every day life...it is beautiful..Michelle..ReplyDelete
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Our falling leaves are slow but steady. I can see space opening in the woods.ReplyDelete
Autumn pics everywhere and yours a little different.ReplyDelete
Loved seeing the marshes. I have done a couple of posts recently on our local marshes.
I started to say the dainty daisies and the fallen leaf was my favorite but I really can't choose. I like them all and the poetry that accompanies them is just the right touch.ReplyDelete
Oh, some beautiful shots of the translucent leaves, and the poems are excellent. I'm going to come back here for more and jot down notes on some of these. I love good poetry. Auden, incidentally, is a huge favorite of mine.ReplyDelete
And so the seasons turn again....seems we were just all discussing how beautiful spring was. Your pictures speak a thousand words today. Have fun in Italy and think of me as you sit at a cafe watching the Italian world go by.......I'm envious!!! Can't wait to see what kind of photos you return with.....sounds like a little kid..."What did you bring me?" :) Happy travels!!ReplyDelete
A sweetly melancholy post.ReplyDelete
Thank You for the photos. Today I added more photos to my collection of autumn colors. One can never have enough.ReplyDelete
Love the association of the peom and the pic! Well done :)ReplyDelete
It's like that here too. I don't know, it seems to be the best time of year for dog walks. Nice light, nice trees and leaves. He won't walk on leaves with his paws though, so he sort of hops around!ReplyDelete
I so enjoy your photos of the autumn leaves. Wish I could have brought some home with me :) Enjoy your upcoming travels!ReplyDelete
such glorious studies of leaves still vibrant and those who have lost the luster of life...yet still have a beauty all their own. Auden is probably one of my favorite poets, such an apt verse for the post!ReplyDelete
Very serene and the prose is wonderful.ReplyDelete
Such beautiful autumn colors!ReplyDelete
I linked you again today Merisi as I seem to be on an Austrian kick, this time with pumpkin seed oil from Styria!
Fall is such a beautiful season, Merisi.ReplyDelete
Really enjoyed your previous post, too.
autumn is a romantic season..and I love the colours..your pics and words bring the season aliveReplyDelete
What a great post. I love the autumn colours. Debs xReplyDelete
David sent me!
a gentle reminder to appreciate the simple things in life...well done on POTDReplyDelete
Gorgeous autumn images, beautiful poems to go with them! A lovely post, Merisi!ReplyDelete
Lovely gentle pictures, Merisi and charmingly connected to the prose.ReplyDelete
Congratulations on Post of the Day mention M...hugsReplyDelete
Lovely feelings of Autumn. Great photos. Came over from David's. Congratulations on POTDReplyDelete
Beautiful leaves! In looking at your photos it's easy to forget that when I step outside I just see bare branches.ReplyDelete
Hello there! I came here from David's POTD blog..ReplyDelete
You have GORGEOUS photos!!
If I were a leaf as pretty as that, I'd want to be on the tree and swaying in the breeze come summer, winter, autumn and spring.:)ReplyDelete
Autumn is so very much my favorite time of the year. The beautiful colors of the leaves, the slight chill in the air, and (here, at least) the holidays of Halloween and Thanksgiving. Thanks, as always, for the lovely images.ReplyDelete
They are falling too fast for my taste. I wish October was about twice as long as it is (but then maybe I wouldn't appreciate it as much? I don't know - I suspect I could enjoy a LOT of October!)ReplyDelete
Love your leaf pictures.
Such rich colours.ReplyDelete
And among the flowers they'll not regret leaving the tree.
thank you so much for your generous comments, which give me so much encouragement.
I have been travelling since last Thursday. I am looking forward to catching up with your blogs when I return home during the weekend. I will have pictures from autumn in Tuscany for you then, and more of Vienna too.
In Tuscany, October 23, 2008
Was wondering where you were.ReplyDelete
We were in Florence for a week the last two years when we lived in Marrakesh.
So we rely on you to supply us with Tuscan fall on your blog.
I always think of Milton's description in Paradise Lost of the fallen angels "...thick as fallen leaves upon a brook in Valombrossa".
I must look up the passage again....
So happy to hear that you are traveling. I was concerned when there wasn't a post for a while and had to come back and see if you put something on the comments.ReplyDelete
I can't wait to see your fabulous pictures from Tuscany. (:0)
Excellent photos, again the first one is my favorite, nice poems too. Anna :)ReplyDelete