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Autumn Analysis

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    Whoever has no house now will never have one.

    Whoever is alone will stay alone

    Will sit, read, write long letters through the evening

    And wander on the boulevards, up and down...

  - from Autumn Day, Rainer Maria Rilke

Its stain is everywhere.

The sharpening air

of late afternoon

is now the colour of tea.

Once-glycerined green leaves

burned by a summer sun

are brittle and ochre.

Night enters day like a thief.

And children fear that the beautiful daylight has gone.

Whoever has no house now will never have one.

It is the best and the worst time.

Around a fire, everyone laughing,

brocaded curtains drawn,

nowhere-anywhere-is more safe than here.

The whole world is a cup

one could hold in one's hand like a stone

warmed by that same summer sun.

But the dead or the near dead

are now all knucklebone.

Whoever is alone will stay alone.

Nothing to do. Nothing to really do.

Toast and tea are nothing.

Kettle boils dry.

Shut the night out or let it in,

it is a cat on the wrong side of the door

whichever side it is on. A black thing

with its implacable face.

To avoid it you

will tell yourself you are something,

will sit, read, write long letters through the evening.

Even though there is bounty, a full harvest

that sharp sweetness in the tea-stained air

is reserved for those who have made a straw

fine as a hair to suck it through-

fine as a golden hair.

Wearing a smile or a frown

God's face is always there.

It is up to you

if you take your wintry restlessness into the town

and wander on the boulevards, up and down.


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The first stanza is talking about how the summer time is going and the fall is coming. The cold and dark nights are coming. The second stanza is talking about how the best time and the bad times are here. All the living things are getting ready for the winter. All the people are filled with merriment and are surrounded with loved ones. The third stanza is about how all the people donít have anything to do. But to just sit in the warmth, read, and write long letters. You are surrounded by luxury. You will then, spend all your time inside in the warmth. The fourth stanza is about how when it is cold outside and you have been inside forever, you get this feeling which gets you to go outside and wander around on the streets.

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