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Autumn Day Analysis



Author: poem of Rainer Maria Rilke Type: poem Views: 8

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Four Translations



Lord: it is time. The summer was immense.

Lay your shadow on the sundials

and let loose the wind in the fields.



Bid the last fruits to be full;

give them another two more southerly days,

press them to ripeness, and chase

the last sweetness into the heavy wine.



Whoever has no house now will not build one

anymore.

Whoever is alone now will remain so for a long

time,

will stay up, read, write long letters,

and wander the avenues, up and down,

restlessly, while the leaves are blowing.





Translated by Galway Kinnell and Hannah Liebmann,

"The Essential Rilke" (Ecco)








Lord, it is time. The summer was too long.

Lay your shadow on the sundials now,

and through the meadow let the winds throng.



Ask the last fruits to ripen on the vine;

give them further two more summer days

to bring about perfection and to raise

the final sweetness in the heavy wine.



Whoever has no house now will establish none,

whoever lives alone now will live on long alone,

will waken, read, and write long letters,

wander up and down the barren paths

the parks expose when the leaves are blown.





Translated by William Gass,

"Reading Rilke: Reflections on the Problem of Translation" (Knopf)








Lord: it is time. The huge summer has gone by.

Now overlap the sundials with your shadows,

and on the meadows let the wind go free.



Command the fruits to swell on tree and vine;

grant them a few more warm transparent days,

urge them on to fulfillment then, and press

the final sweetness into the heavy wine.



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 the boulevards, up and down,

restlessly, while the dry leaves are blowing.





Translated by Stephen Mitchell,

"The Selected Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke" (Random House)








Lord, it is time now,

for the summer has gone on

and gone on.

Lay your shadow along the sun-

dials and in the field

let the great wind blow free.

Command the last fruit

be ripe:

let it bow down the vine --

with perhaps two sun-warm days

more to force the last

sweetness in the heavy wine.



He who has no home

will not build one now.

He who is alone

will stay long

alone, will wake up,

read, write long letters,



and walk in the streets,

walk by in the

streets when the leaves blow.



Translated by John Logan,

"Homage to Rainer Maria Rilke," (BOA Editions)





Original German



Herbsttag





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 Fruchten voll zu sein;

gieb innen noch zwei sudlichere Tage,

drange sie zur Vollendung hin und jage

die letzte Susse 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 Blatter treiben.





-- Rainer Maria Rilke, Paris, Sept. 21, 1902






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