Sunday, October 9, 2011

Sunset


Slowly the west reaches for clothes of new colours
which it passes to a row of ancient trees.
You look, and soon these two worlds both leave you,
one part climbs toward heaven, one sinks to earth,

leaving you, not really belonging to either,
not so helplessly dark as that house that is silent,
not so unswervingly given to the eternal as that thing
that turns to a star each night and climbs –

leaving you (it is impossible to untangle the threads)
your own life, timid and standing high and growing,
so that, sometimes blocked in, sometimes reaching out,
one moment your life is a stone in you, and the next, a star.

Poem: Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926)

60 comments:

chickory said...

indeed emotions are transient like the colors of the sky. one thing we can always count on: all things will pass.

Joop Zand said...

Hello Dianne

Great shot with very nice and warm colors.... well done again.

warm greetings, Joop

Antonio Machado said...

Hello Dianne,
I love your photos. this sunset is beautiful!
The trees make a kind of income through which filters the light ...
Congratulations

Little Lamb said...

Sunsets are very pretty. I like when the sky is really colorful.

Art said...

Wonderful sunset!
Have a nice evening!

Franz said...

Beautiful poem of Rilke,a nice sunset!
Have a great week!

Luzia said...

Rilke is one of my favourite poets. I like this combination of poem and image! Hugs from Luzia.

Leovi said...

That beautiful picture and poem by Rilke masterful. Pure delight to be savored slowly the two. Besos.

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Funny, ironically, I started sketching a rondeau with the first line "The sun still rose in the morning". (A reference to a life after leaving my job).

Lady*♥*Fiona said...

What a beautiful poem to share with us, Dianne :) I especially love the first and last lines. Sunsets are one of my favorite things and this picture is perfect :)

Have a week as beautiful as this post :) ♥

dianne said...

Thanks dearest chickory , I love this poem by Rilke, it reminded me of the 'love poem' by Emile Verhaeren which I posted on September, 3rd, both are very visual.
Everything is transient, I like this space in time when the sun is setting and the night sky is sweeping the sky, it is quiet and I don't feel lost, it is lovely to be between these two worlds, to see the day end and the night begin with the moon and stars.
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Joop , for your kind words. Yes it is a great photo but not one of mine, it is an image from 'Sunset Wallpapers', I have put a link to their site at the end of my poem.
warm greetings, Dianne.

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Antonio for your kind words, yes the image is beautiful with the glow of the sunset passing softly through the trees.

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you Lamby dear, I too love sunsets, the colours are so beautiful and amazing.

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Art for your kind words, yes a beautiful sunset.
You have a nice evening too!

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Franz for your thoughtful comment. Yes, it is a beautiful poem by Rilke, he never disappoints with his poems.
Have a great week too!

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Luzia for your thoughtful comment, yes Rilke is a favourite of mine, his poems are so beautiful. I'm pleased that you enjoyed the combination of poem and image.
Hugs from me!

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Leovi for your kind comment, yes a beautiful poem and I searched for just the right image to complement his words.
Besos.

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear J Cosmo , I am pleased that the sun still rises for you in the morning and so much more enjoyable now after leaving your job. Yes there is a life after leaving work, you can fill your days with much more pleasant pursuits.

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Fiona for your thoughtful comment, I like to share all of my favourite poets and their amazing poems here.
Yes sunsets and the sun rising are beautiful to watch, the colours are amazing.

You have a lovely week too. :)

xoxoxo ♡

JUAN FUENTES said...

La delicadesa de tu poema,iguala a tu fotografia.Enhorabuena

Vuelvo a darle las gracias a la seguidora de mis fantasias.
Un fuerte abrazo

jeff said...

J'adore ces couleurs flamboyantes du lever ou coucher de soleil ! C'est une ambiance que j'aime beaucoup ainsi que cette ligne d'arbres et ces branches tendues vers le ciel !

Incanto Images said...

een mooi zonnig plaatje, een prachtig plekje om deze foto te nemen.

Groetjes Von

dianne said...

Querido amigo Juan , estoy contento que hayan disfrutado el poema de Rilke y los colores de la puesta del sol.
Un fuerte abrazo

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Jeff cher, vous remercier pour vos paroles réfléchies. Oui, j'aime regarder les couleurs changeantes du ciel au lever et au coucher du soleil, vraiment magnifique, les couleurs sont étonnantes.

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Dank je lieve Von , voor uw attente woorden. Ja, het beeld van de ondergaande zon is prachtig, maar het is niet een van mijn eigen foto's, het is een gratis wallpaper beeld. Ik dacht dat het perfect was om de woorden van het gedicht weerspiegelt met de gloed van de ondergaande zon schijnt zacht door de rij van de bomen.
xoxoxo ♡

JUAN FUENTES said...

Amiga Dienne.La monotonia de nuestras vidas,nos hacen soñar y ello nos ayuda a elevar nuetros espíritus.
Muchas veces dejamos que los sueños nos invadan.
Un fuerte abrazo
Juan

puerileuwaite said...

If every stone I ever accidently ate, came out a star: this Pug would be one happy camper.

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Elia said...

Hello Dianne

Wonderful sunset!
Have a wonderful day, thanks for this poem, so beautiful for my soul.

Besos amiga

eljardindemiduende ^^

Olga said...

Your photo is gorgeous! It is a perfect image for the following poem.
Thank you for giving me a chance to read Rilke again. He often was my companion in my teenage years :)

dianne said...

Querido amigo Juan , muchas gracias. Debemos tener siempre nuestros sueños y nuestras fantasías, nos hacen la vida más interesante.
Un fuerte abrazo
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Pugsley my sweet, so nice of you to stop by. I wish that every stone that you accidenty ate was a diamond and then you would be really happy and wealthy. :)
Hugs

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Liebe Jasmin, ist im Herbst so eine schöne Jahreszeit, die kühlere Tage die wechselnden Farben der Blätter, die alle so schön.
Vielen Dank für Ihre sehr nachdenklich Kommentar, ich wünsche Ihnen viele schöne Tage auch.
Liebe und Grüße
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you Elia dear friend, I am happy that you enjoyed the image of the sunset. Yes the poem is beautiful, Rilke has a wonderful way with words, his poems are so visual.
Besos amiga

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Olga , for your lovely comment. Yes I thought the image that I chose was perfect for this poem.
I love the poetry of Rilke, his works are so visual and he has the ability to transport us into the poem with his words.

xoxoxo ♡

JUAN FUENTES said...

Las fantasias,sueños,elucubraciones
son echos que estan dentro dfe nuestros genes.
Un fuerte abrazo

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

oh my goodness, dianne!

incredibly beautiful poem and photo you shared today.
rilke is one of my favourite poets.

betty x

Magia da Inês said...

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O por do sol é maravilhoso...
E o que dizer da poesia?
Tão linda como o por do sol!
Beijos.
Brasil.
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foam said...

very visual poem. i've enjoyed reading it very much. actually, i've read it several times. and your photo is right on..

Marty said...

a stone or a star !!! that's life !
beautiful poem and image !
wish you a lovely day Dianne

Lady*♥*Fiona said...

Congrats, Dianne! ♥ You’ve been tagged here!

Kunal said...

and we are so lucky that once west reaches for clothes of new colours, it doesn't desert us for ever...It leaves us...with the promise that it will come back.. :)

Rahul Bhatia said...

A lovely post

dianne said...

Gracias querido amigo Juan , sí el eco de nuestras fantasías y sueños.
Un cálido abrazo

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you Betty dear, for your lovely words, yes Rilke is one of my favourite poets too, his poems are so beautiful...I thought the image was perfect too. :)

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Sim querida Inês amigo ambas são bonitas e se complementam. Obrigado por visitng e pelo seu comentário lindo!
beijos
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dearest Foamy , I am so plesed that you enjoyed this poem. It is a visual poem and I searched for quite some time before I found this image which I thought would reflect the words of Rilke.
Have a lovely weekend!

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you Marty dear for your thoughtful words, yes, a stone or a star, that is life.
I wish you a lovely weekend.

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Oh thank you dear Fiona for this lovely award, you are so kind and thoughtful for choosing me.
I shall put it in my sidebar. :)

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Kunal for your thoughtful comment...Yes we are so fortunate, for when the sun reaches for clothes of new colours in the west she returns to us in shades of more resplendant clothes in the eastern sky, lighting our world once again.
Thank you for following me! :)

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Rahul for your thoughtful comment. I have visited your blog and read your beautiful post. :)

xoxoxo ♡

José Ramón said...

Diana interesting photography and beautiful poem happy weekend
Greetings from

Creativity and imagination photos of Jose Ramon

dianne said...

Thank you dear José for your thoughtful words.
Have a happy weekend too!
Greetings
xoxoxo ♡

JUAN FUENTES said...

Amiga Dienne.Enhorabuena por el nacimiento de tu nieto.
Los abuelos somos doblemnete felices.

Gracias por tu comentário a la foto

Abrazos

dianne said...

Gracias amigo Juan por sus felicitaciones, es tan hermoso tener un nuevo bebé en nuestra familia. Es hermoso y muy valioso.
Un fuerte abrazo para ti
xoxoxo ♡

JUAN FUENTES said...

Amiga Dienne.Eres una fans de mis fotografias,te agradezco tus buenos comentários.
Abrazos

JUAN FUENTES said...

Amiga Dianne. Tu mente és pura `poesia y en tus notas salen a borbotones
Un fuerte abrazo

JUAN FUENTES said...

Sigo pensando que tienes alma y mentalidad de poeta,se nota por tus escritos.
Tu pais és muy joven y el mio casi anciado,por ello te gustan los viejos monumentos,por las diferencias que existen entre ellos y por tu cultura.
Un fuerte abrazo
Juan

dianne said...

Juan querido amigo, muchas gracias como siempre por sus comentarios encantadora. Tengo la mente de un poeta, muchas cosas me inspiran, me toque y yo soy muy imaginativo ... pero a veces las palabras no fluyen fácilmente.
Me encanta ver las fotos de tu tierra, en Andalucía, su vida sigue y tu arte.
Tengo una gran admiración por la antigüedad y la belleza de los maravillosos edificios en España, Europa y el Reino Unido.
Un gran abrazo a mi amigo

xoxoxo ♡