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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Sunday Trakl Blogging


In Autumn

Sunflowers shine near the fence,

Silently sick people sit in the sunshine.

Women strive singing in the acre,

Into which monastery bells chime.

Birds tell you a far away tale

Into which monastery bells chime.

From the courtyard the violin sounds softly.

Today they press the brown wine.

Now man appears glad and dulcet.

Today they press the brown wine.

The chambers of the dead are open wide

And beautifully painted with sunshine.

Picture found here.

2 comments:

Aelwyn said...

I tagged you!

http://hedgewitchhollow.blogspot.com/2008/10/six-random-things.html

left rev said...

I love Trakl blogging. Thank you for introducing him to me. I used to be rather mad about Russian and Soviet literature in HS and college, but somehow missed the poets.

Translations rarely do anyting justice, but the way he strings words together and the images he involks are stunning. They hit you in the gut.
/literature ramble off