Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Autumnal Equinox 2010

Smack in the middle 
Of the eastern horizon
Autumn's sun rises.
Tiny drops of dew
Shine with reflected glory;
Trees throw up their arms
And shout Hosanna 
To the morning. Fall's rich light
Lies across the land.


and courtesy of Miss Yves . . .  an elegant translation!
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Equinoxe d'automne 2010

Juste en plein milieu
De l'horizon au levant
Soleil automnal.

Gouttes de rosée
Se reflétant dans sa gloire
Les arbres s'agitent

Clamant Hosanna
A l'aube.La lumière en pluie
S'étend sur la terre .


 
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18 comments:

Bouncin' Barb said...

Gorgeous!! My favorite time of day is seeing the sunrise and the first break of daylight. No other time of the day makes me feel in touch with nature like this.

Pat in east TN said...

Beautiful pictures .. love the colors.

willow said...

Hosanna is right! Heavenly.

Miss_Yves said...

A great tribute to the rising sun and to the new equinox!Beautiful colours!
I'll come back later ...with a translation.

Elora said...

Oh, yes! The autumn light is wine for the soul! OTOH, we now awake in total darkness, which is encroaching further, as we head out to milk the cow in the morning. And, by the time we quit in th evening, we're right at dusk.

Love your new masthead photo!

Elora

Brian Miller said...

hosana indeed...love how the light paints the world ina glow thi time of year...beautiful pictures!

NCmountainwoman said...

Gorgeous, just gorgeous. The photographs and the poetry. What a wonderful way to start a new season.

Michele said...

Ahhhh, how lovely. I love fall.

Vicki Lane said...

The header is this morning's true equinoctal sunrise. The first picture is yesterday's -- which I'd scheduled to post just after midnight -- but with the wrong date -- which is why the post wasn't up at its usual time...

Martin H. said...

Stunning!

Kristen Haskell said...

Breath-taking your words and your photos!

Deanna said...

Thank you for beautiful photos and words.

jennyfreckles said...

Beautiful - I love the last photo, such gorgeous light and it invites me to walk that path.

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

Lovely photos, lovely words. I am excited that fall is upon us and hopefully cool temps. -- barbara

Friko said...

Beautiful, quite beautiful.
I love the last shot of the golden path.

Suz said...

hosanna indeed

Vicki Lane said...

That golden path is where I go ever morning to fill a bird feeder. A great way to begin the day.

Miss_Yves said...

Equinoxe d'automne 2010

Juste en plein milieu
De l'horizon au levant
Soleil automnal.

Gouttes de rosée
Se reflétant dans sa gloire
Les arbres s'agitent

Clamant Hosanna
A l'aube.La lumière en pluie
S'étend sur la terre .