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Autumn colors.

Autumn inspired poets, painters, photographers and travelers. Autumn is a mixture of emotions and feelings, perhaps a bit melancholic, it’s an explosion of yellow colors in any possible shade and those leaves falling down symbolizing a summer that has gone. Autumn is a great moment to enjoy roasted chestnuts, to enjoy a yellow wood by the shore of a lake or enjoying an inner corner with some nature in a city.

In this photo one of the Ginko Biloba of the University of Milan in one of the ancient courtyards. I end this post with a poem that I always liked, not for sure for its happiness but for its poetry, “autumn melody” written by Paul Verlaine.



“When a sighing begins
in the violins
of the autumn-song,
my heart is drowned
in the slow sound
languorous and long.

Pale as with pain,
breath fails me when
the hours toll deep.
My thoughts recover
the days that are over,
and I weep.

And I go
where the winds know,
broken and brief,
to and from,
as the winds blow
a dead leaf.”



“Les sanglots longs
Des violons
De l’automne
Blessent mon cœur
D’une langueur

Tout suffocant
Et blême, quand
Sonne l’heure,
Je me souviens
Des jours anciens
Et je pleure;

Et je m’en vais
Au vent mauvais
Qui m’emporte
Deçà, delà,
Pareil à la
Feuille morte.”


What about you? Autumn makes you happy or melancholic?

Did you know it? The first strophe of this pretty sad autumn poem, written by the French poet, was told at the radio in Normandy on June 5Th 1944. It was a code message to the French resistance and warned about the imminent allied landing in the so-called “D-Day” also known as “the longest day”. A day that will forever last thanks to the photos of Robert Capa.

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