Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Goodbye Summer

Happy Autumn Equinox - Adieu to the summer. It was a good one!

In honor of The Autumn Equinox is a poem by Ranier Maria Rilke

Autumn Day

Lord: it is time.
The summer was great.
Lay your shadows onto the sundials and let loose the winds upon the fields.
Command the last fruits to be full,
give them yet two more southern days,
urge them to perfection, and chase the last sweetness into the heavy wine.
Who now has no house, builds no more.
Who is now alone will long remain so,
will stay awake,
write long letters
and will wander restlessly here and there in the avenues, when the leaves drift.

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