Photoblog > Rose by Philine

Posted on September 4, 2011 by Wim View this photo on my photomap!

Philine sent me this one of what “the last rose of summer” will look like in a few weeks.

Rose by Philine

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By Philine on Sunday, September 4, 2011 at 06:48

Oh, Wim, ik ben echt verbaasd, mijn foto te zien- maar hartelijk bedankt ervoor! Deze laatste rozen die ik in Dalemain Garden near Ullswater in de heerlijke Lake District stervend -mooi aantrof, konden Irmgaard misschien inspireren voor een schilderij…

By Philine on Sunday, September 4, 2011 at 08:30

The roses inspired so many poets! I like to add a poem by Friedrich Hebbel, set into music by Paul Hindemith:

Sommerbild/ summer image
I saw the summer’s last rose standing,
Like she could bleed, so red.
While passing by I said with a shiver,
Thus far in life is too close to death.

No breeze was whisp’ring in hot summer air
When a butterfly softly brushed past.
Yet, albeit his wings’ beat barely moved the air,
She felt it and faded and died.

Ich sah des Sommers letzte Rose stehn;
Sie war als ob sie bluten könne, rot.
Da sprach ich schaudernd im Vorübergehn,
So weit im Leben ist zu nah am Tod.

Es regte sich kein Hauch am heißen Sommertag,
Nur leise strich ein weißer Schmetterling,
Doch, ob auch kaum die Luft sein Flügelschlag
Bewegte, sie empfand es und verging.

By harry on Sunday, September 4, 2011 at 15:06

Fading but not gone – like the season they represent.

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