On The Cusp Of Autumn
11 September 2009
The shores of Lake Grundlsee
The capriciousness of the weather
on a day like the one pictured
- sunny one moment, drizzling the next -
makes one almost long
to retreat inside:
"Ein Lied hinterm Ofen zu singen"
- to sing a song while basking in the warmth of a
poêle en faïence - or sit down
at the table to savour a freshly caught Alpine Char,
panfried to perfection.
Leaving the swans
to meander their course
for the fog and clouds to lift.
Matthias Claudius (1740-1815) wrote a poem
with the title "Ein Lied hinterm Ofen zu singen" and
Merisi took these photos,
so many years later,
around Lake Grundlsee.
She rather ate an Alpine Char,
then sing a song.
I wonder why?