Monday, September 22, 2008


O Lord, it is time
The summer was so vast
Put your shadows on the sundials
And in the fields let the wind loose.
Order the last fruits to become ripe
Give them two more sunny days
Push them to fulfillment
And force the last sweetness into the heavy wine.
He who has no house now will not build one
He who is alone will be so for a long time to come
Will stay awake, read, write long letters
And restlessly walk in the park among the blown leaves.
~ Rainer Maria Rilke ~
(Translated by Charlotte Schmid)

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Bond said...

Nice photo

Mags said...

Happy first day of autumn!!! (My most favorite season of all!)

storyteller's other blog said...

Simply lovely ... and complete! Thanks for sharing,
Hugs and blessings,

SandyCarlson said...

I love this line, Mary:

And force the last sweetness into the heavy wine.

Thanks for highlighting Rilke's work and thanks for the photo.

Putz said...

hey wise guy, i am not ready for autumn yet....what about summmer, i still want summer, wahhhhh,

Hootin' Anni said...

LOVE this!!!!! And the beautiful photo too.

Sassy Mama Bear said...

What a beautiful poem for today.

Patti said...

Lovely photo, Mary.

Happy Autumn ~ I love the season. said...

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