Autumn – by T.E. Hulme

A touch of cold in the Autumn night –
I walked abroad,
And saw the ruddy moon lean over a hedge
Like a red-faced farmer.
I did not stop to speak, but nodded,
And round about were the wistful stars
With white faces like town children.
~ T.E. Hulme

T.E. Hulme in 1912
Ed. note: Written in 1908, ‘Autumn’ by Thomas Ernest Hulme (1883-1917) English aesthetician, philosopher, literary critic, and poet, one of the founders of the Imagist movement and a major 20th-century literary influence.

Hulme posited that post-Renaissance humanism was coming to an end and believed that its view of man as without inherent limitations and imperfections was sentimental and based on false premises. His hatred of romantic optimism, his view of man as limited and absurd, his theology, which emphasized the doctrine of original sin, and his advocacy of a “hard, dry” kind of art and poetry foreshadowed the disillusionment of many writers of the 1920s. He advocated the “geometrical” art of Pablo Picasso and Wyndham Lewis as the potential expression of a new, more disciplined religious outlook. {Encyc Brit.}

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Aankloppende of fluisterende herfst

Hoewel de herfst voor veel mensen een trieste en sombere periode van het jaar is, is het ook een tijd van overvloed en prachtige oogsten. Na de lekkere zonnewarmte krijgen we nu de overvloed aan vruchten, granen en groenten van het jaarlijks terugkerend proces.

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Kunstwerk door Holly Sierra, Mabon – Harvest Goddess Tekst- en afbeeldingsbron: Rivers in the Ocean https://www.facebook.com/RiversInTheOcean/

Die overvloed aan fruit wordt ons gebracht terwijl de wereld rondom kleurt in een verscheidenheid van moeilijk te verwoorden kleuren.

We kunnen  ons soms niet voorstellen wat die wonderlijke kleurenwereld ons wel aanbiedt. Alsook kunnen wij ons afvragen hoe de bladeren wel zouden kunnen denken (als ze dat konden doen) hoe comfortabel het zal zijn om de aarde aan te raken in plaats van het niets in lucht en eindeloze windstoten.

De bomen met hun bladeren en zwiepende takken zingen een lied dat verhoogd bij het vallen van de duisternis, zodat we hen niet zouden vergeten en ‘s morgens wakker zouden kunnen worden met een vers uitgespreid kleurentapijt.

Autumn by Morgan Weistling

De herfst kleurt prachtig in geel en rood en brengt ons ook een oogsttijd, wanneer de mens wordt geleid om de vruchten van zweet en zwoegen te vergaren, van lieve Moeder Aarde, de diepe rijke grond.

(Geïnspireerd naar tekst van Gertrude Tooley Buckingham)

Aanvullend op: Autumn, gorgeous in yellow and red,

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Autumn, gorgeous in yellow and red,

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“Autumn, gorgeous in yellow and red,
Is the harvest time, when man is led
To garner the fruits of sweat and toil
From dear Mother Earth,
the deep rich soil.”…

~Gertrude Tooley Buckingham

Artist~Morgan Weistling
Text & image source: Remember ღ Once upon a Time? https://web.facebook.com/RememberOnceUponATime/

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Zolang de herfst duurt, ….

Een seizoen van machtige tinten licht en een ongelooflijke hoeveelheid kleuren presenteert zich om ons te laten dromen van mysterieuze dingen.

“Zolang de herfst duurt,
Ik zal niet genoeg handen, canvas en kleuren hebben
om de mooie dingen die ik zie te schilderen. ‘
~ Vincent van Gogh

~ Afbeelding door Vincent Brassinne
Bron tekst en afbeelding: The Garden Of Pensiveness https://www.facebook.com/The-Garden-Of-Pensiveness-367268523352486/

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Engelse versie / English version: As long as autumn lasts,….

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As long as autumn lasts,….

A season of mighty shades of light and an incredible amount of colours presents itself to have us dream of mysterious things.

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Dutch version / Nederlandse vertaling: Zolang de herfst duurt, ….

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  2. Autumn Beach
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  4. Change
  5. Foliage Hidden
  6. Picture of the Day -“Cutie Pie Guy”
  7. Nature’s bounty – Bottino della Natura
  8. A Very Bushy Bluestem

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“As long as autumn lasts,
I shall not have hands, canvas and colors enough
to paint the beautiful things I see.”

~ Vincent Van Gogh

~ Image by Vincent Brassinne
Text & image source: The Garden Of Pensiveness https://www.facebook.com/The-Garden-Of-Pensiveness-367268523352486/

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Summer or Autumn-time in September or in Lifetime

At the moment I am in the Ardeche-Lozère region enjoying my Summer holiday with long walks but also feeling that at a certain age we have come in the autumn of our life, not so able any more to climb the rocks. One moment, the day before yesterday, we were pleased the climbing cables were already provided on the rocks. But with our 13 year old Sheltie it was not such an easy thing to hold him in one hand using the other to keep me safe close to the steep cliff, facing 400 metres down. Much too dangerous at our age.

Sometimes we love to stay young, and it may be hard to feel we are not able any more to do those things we could do some twenty or forty years ago. We are confronted with autumn in life, no matter we want to stay in the Summer.

Suzette B lets us think about the yearly returning seasons and reflects on the beauty of autumn. For some it might be one of the most attractive colourful seasons of the year. For Lauren Destafano autumn has always been her favourite season, whilst for Suzette B fall has a lot to offer, but she sometimes finds that dull days of fall and the looming days of night (aka winter) tends to give the fall season seemingly less favour than the other seasons.

Suzette B writes:

It champions the journey of life.

It celebrates the color of change.

It announces the bounty of the harvest. It reminds us that life has promise – hope.

No matter how much we would love to resist, we shall have to face that particular moment in our life, before the winter part or end part of our life shall come to us.

Perhaps she has good reason to say:

It symbolizes courage. It takes courage to say “goodbye” to one thing and not know what is to come.

But often it is not so easy to say goodbye to the things one loves and one loves to do. With the seasons of the yearly calendar one knows the Summer will come back? With life, we know there is no way back. The new season is the point of no return.

Though:

Fall is a reminder that one journey has come and gone. Another begins.

All people who have to face the days, after the hands of the clock have gone over half or over 6, I wish happy remembrance days. Taking the courage to come to see the better parts we were lucky to have had, and nobody can take them away. Let it be the point where we can enjoy now a new journey in life with beautiful colours of autumn. The golden leaves of our years of the past.

Like Suzette B I would say:

To new beginnings everyone.

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Het leven is soms zo subtiel …

Het leven is soms zo subtiel …
Dat je nauwelijks merkt dat je door deuren loopt
Waarvoor je ooit hebt gebeden dat ze zouden openen.

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Engels origineel / English original: Life is So Subtle Sometimes…

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Life is So Subtle Sometimes…

Dutch translation / Nederlandse vertaling: Het leven is soms zo subtiel …

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Life is So Subtle Sometimes…
That you barely notice yourself walking through doors
you once prayed would open.

Text & image source: Mitra Shisha https://www.facebook.com/mitra.shahidi.3

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Alle liefde is expansie, alle egoïsme is samentrekking.

“Alle liefde is uitbreiding, alle egoïsme is samentrekking.
Liefde is daarom de enige wet van het leven.
Hij die lief heeft, leeft, hij die egoïstisch is, sterft.
Daarom heb lief omwille van de liefde, want het is de enige wet van het leven,
net zoals je ademt om te leven. ‘
– Swami Vivekananda

Engelse originele versie / English original version: All love is expansion, all selfishness is contraction.

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All love is expansion, all selfishness is contraction.

Dutch translation / Nederlandse vertaling: Alle liefde is expansie, alle egoïsme is samentrekking.

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“All love is expansion, all selfishness is contraction.
Love is therefore the only law of life.
He who loves lives, he who is selfish is dying.
Therefore love for love’s sake, because it is the only law of life,
just as you breathe to live.”

― Swami Vivekananda

Text & image source: Mystic Path to Cosmic Consciousness https://web.facebook.com/Mystic-Path-to-Cosmic-Consciousness-143005819116554/

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