Thursday, October 7, 2010

Die Rebe..

Herr: es ist Zeit. Der Sommer war sehr gross.
Leg deinen Schatten auf die Sonnenuhren,
und auf den Fluren lass die Winde los.

Befiehl den letzten Fruechten voll zu sein;
gib ihnen noch zwei suedlichere Tage,
draenge sie zur Vollendung hin und jage
die letzte Suesse in den schweren Wein.

Wer jetzt kein Haus hat, baut sich keines mehr.
Wer jetzt allein ist, wird es lange bleiben,
wird wachen,  lesen, lange Briefe schreiben
und wird in den Alleen hin und her
unruhig wandern, wenn die Blaetter treiben.

Rainer Maria Rilke.

Lord, it is time.The summer was very long,
Lay your shadows on the sundials,
and loss the meadows let the winds.

Command the last fruits to be full,
give them two more sunny days,
still urge them on the fullfillment and the pursuit
the last sweetness into heavy wine.

And who has not a house, will not build now.
Whoever is alone, will remain alone,

will wake, read, write long letters
and will the avenues up and down
restless wander, when the leaves are falling..

(Google Translation).


  1. Beautiful light. I like how it picks up the yellow in the berries and leaves.

  2. Monika, the light in the grapes is as deep and bright as the words from Rilke. They both make me thirsty for a glass of strong red wine on a cool autumn night!

  3. Autumn breezes gently sweep the colored wildwood as lovers slowly sip the dark red wine. God's seasons continue.

  4. Very beautiful dear Monica. Enjoy your weekend!

  5. Luis,
    thank you for comming by!

    Yes, I love the memories coming with this photo!

    a night response.. It is getting late in Greece.
    Thank you, my dear!

    I am smiling right now. Can imagine you with that
    glass of strong red wine in your hand..
    May I keep you company?

    oh, such beautiful phrases!!

    thank you so very much..
    Have a good weekend as well!!

  6. ".....
    And who has not a house, will not build now.
    Whoever is alone, will remain alone,

    will wake, read, write long letters
    and will the avenues up and down
    restless wander, when the leaves are falling.."

    Yes, I think is true...

  7. that was a very nice poem!!!!

    and beautiful pixture!!

    wish you still a very nice loving weekend!!:))

  8. Liebe gute Monika,

    ich bin wieder on, es geeeht, lach...

    und gleich überrascht du mich mit *meinem* Rilke, dies ist unumstritten mein Lieblingsgedicht!!!

    deine Rachelako drückt dich gaaaanz lieb..

  9. Wind,
    yes, so very true and so very "Rilke"..
    Thank you!

  10. Anita,
    thank you for your comment.
    Wish you a very nice week!!:)))

  11. Meine liebe Rachelako,
    dieses ist dein Lieblingsgedicht von Rilke?
    Ich habe das erst jetzt "entdeckt".
    Sowie auch Trakl!!
    Drueck dich auch sehr aus weiter Ferne!!

  12. Gorgeous gorgeous pictures you have, definitely eye treats! Enjoyed looking at em' and wonderful poetry too:-)

    thank you for your incentive words!!