“Schatten” (line 2) and “Winde (line 3) (shades and winds) are characteristics of the coming autumn. After all, sundials cannot measure time as soon as clouds cover the sky. At first glance, the literal meaning dominates: “Schatten” (line 2), “Winde” (line 3), “Blätter” (line 12) (shades, winds, leaves). Herbsttag. The anaphora3 “Wer jetzt…” as well as the parallelism in syntax put emphasis on its impact on humans: According to these thoughts, humans expect homelessness and loneliness if they do not manage to build a home or find company (“Wer jetzt kein Haus hat”, “Wer jetzt allein ist”). “Schatten” (line 2) and “Winde (line 3) (shades and winds) are characteristics of the coming autumn. Interpretations and analyzes ordered by literary epochs, Interpretations and analyzes sorted by authors, Interpretations and analyzes arranged by topic, Rainer Maria Rilke - Herbsttag (Interpretation #136), Rainer Maria Rilke - Der Apfelgarten; Bertolt Brecht - Vom Sprengen des Gartens (Gedichtvergleich #123), Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Das Göttliche (Interpretation #201), Joseph von Eichendorff - Winternacht; Georg Trakl - Im Winter (Gedichtvergleich #333), Ludwig Uhland - Frühlingsglaube; Georg Heym - Frühjahr (Gedichtvergleich #685), Georg Trakl - Im Winter; Joseph von Eichendorff - Winternacht (Gedichtvergleich #225). In der ersten Strophe wird der Übergang vom Sommer zum Herbst thematisiert: Der Sommer wird durch das Präteritum (war, V. 1) als vergangen dargestellt, Schatten (V. 2) und Winde (V. 3) sind die Kennzeichen des Herbstes, dich sich in der Natur zeigen. che il frutto giunga a maturare, e spremi Der Sommer war sehr groß. The image of “Herbsttag” (title) is used ambiguously. Herr: es ist Zeit. nel grave vino l’ultimo sapore. Even though the nature’s view on humans changes between the second and third stanza and the topic switches from maturity and completion to loneliness, the stanzas do not contradict but rather complement each other. Interpretation: Herbsttag Was selbst einem Mathematiker auffallen würde bei diesen Gedicht, sind die unterschiedlichen Strophenlängen. Wer jetzt allein ist, wird es lange bleiben, The expression “Her… All this has to happen at the right time as missing a good opportunity might lead to its loss for an indefinite time. Eine Auswahl schöner Gedichte. Whoever's homeless now, will build no shelter; who lives alone will live indefinitely so. concedi ancora un giorno di tepore, The second stanza is about the maturing of the crops. Befiel den letzten Früchten voll zu sein; Grande era l’arsura. Different stanzas deal with different aspects of autumn. Befiehl den letzten Fruchten voll zu sein; 16 settembre 2015 HERBSTTAG di Rainer Maria Rilke Emanuele Tealdi. waking up to read a little, draft long letters. The passing summer is still present in the second stanza: the metaphor2 “südlichere Tage” (southern days) stands for the summer’s warmth and bright. to hale them golden toward their term, and harry. This change is addressed in form of a prayer. Herr, es ist Zeit. Metaphor: figure of speech that refers to one thing by mentioning another. Today is the last day of November, high time to share with you my favorite poem, Herbsttag (Autumn Day) by Rainer Maria Rilke. Leg deinen Schatten auf die Sonnenuhren, und auf den Fluren laß die Winde los. fitfully wander, when the wild leaves loosen. scrivere, e incerto sulle vie tornare und auf den Fluren laß die Winde los. the last few drops of sweetness through the wine. The crops’ maturity is addressed by the expressions “Vollendung” in line 6 (perfection), “voll” in line 4 (complete) and “Süße” in line 7 (sweetness). Denn Bleiben ist nirgends: Über Alter und Verlust. Herr: es ist Zeit. The poem “Herbsttag” by Rainer Maria Rilke (published in 1902) is about the finding and missing of a fulfilling lifestyle. Der Sommer war sehr groß. Another image symbolising these changes are the winds. After the summer's yield, Lord, it is time, to let your shadow lengthen on the sundials. Autumn Day (Herbsttag), by Rainer Maria Rilke is a wonderful poem about restlessness and wandering. Thus, harvest is depicted as a significant activity of this season. Rilke Gedichte. Chi è solo a lungo solo dovrà stare, In both cases it is stressed that the current situation will not change for a long time. This change is addressed in form of a prayer. TRADUZIONE RILKE GIORNO D'AUTUNNO HERBSTTAG EMANUELE TEALDI GIAME PINTOR. Chi non ha casa adesso, non l’avrà. The third stanza approaches the various aspects of autumn from different angles. die letzte Süße in den schweren Wein. The reason for this prayer is quite simple: it is time for autumn to come (“es ist Zeit” line 1) as summer has ended. frammenti. The first stanza’s subject is the change between summer and autumn: summer is described as a past event stressed by the use of past tense (“war” line 1). and in the pastures let the rough winds fly. Rainer Maria Rilke ... René Karl Wilhelm Johann Josef Maria Rilke (4 December 1875 – 29 December 1926), better known as Rainer Maria Rilke, was a Bohemian-Austrian poet and novelist. Sundials are related to the sun, an essential heavenly body that stands for daytime and summer. Wer jetzt kein Haus hat, baut sich keines mehr. Der Übergang wird nicht festgestellt, sondern wird in der Form eines Gebetes gefordert. unruhig wandern, wenn die Blätter treiben. unruhig wandern, wenn die Blätter treiben. This can be an allusion to the human’s age (autumn of life – high age) or to the approaching of dark and bad times such as illness or failure. The increasing number of lines creates the image of a lonely walk in autumn avenues that does not come to an end. Disclaimer - The first stanza’s subject is the change between summer and autumn: summer is described as a past event stressed by the use of past tense (“war” line 1). Leg deinen Schatten auf die Sonnenuhren, und auf den Fluren lass die Winde los. dränge sie zur Vollendung hin und jage wird wachen, lesen, lange Briefe schreiben Der Sommer war sehr groß. G eschenk + Bücher Tipps. The poem’s structure illustrates this by the increasing number of lines: while stanza one only consists of three lines including internal rhymes as well (“Fluren” line 3), stanza two has four lines, and stanza three five embracing rhymes. Two sentences describe possible consequences of autumn on human beings – even if only metaphorically (line 8, 9ff.). gib ihnen noch zwei südlichere Tage, Mad composition. Herbsttag Interpretation. dove nell’aria fluttuano le foglie. The form of the poem retreats behind its reflection. Traute er sich, das Gedicht zu lesen, würde er sicher auch die inhaltliche Trennung der ersten beiden Strophen von der dritten bemerken. Mad kings! Time is mentioned together with the image of a sundial (line 2), which is able to measure time. Befiehl den letzten Früchten, voll zu sein; Wer jetzt kein Haus hat, baut sich keines mehr. Antithesis: contrasting two terms or phrases with opposite meanings, typical for the literary period Baroque. Wer jetzt allein ist, wird es lange bleiben, wird wachen, lesen, lange Briefe schreiben. Not nature is in the stanza’s main focus but rather human beings. By interrupting the regular metre, the word “unruhig” (unsteady) is particularly emphasised. He is "widely recognized as one of the most lyrically intense German-language poets".He wrote both verse and highly lyrical prose. Fa’ che sia colmo ancora il frutto estremo; Der Sommer war sehr gross. Many of you probably know him as the author of Letters to a Young Poet, a classic in the literature about writing and finding a vocation.However, Rilke is one of the “big guys” of German literature, and I find something I respond to in most of his many, many poems. The poem is first displayed in original German, then followed by a number of translations of the poem. Der Grund der Forderung scheint dabei schlicht zu sein, dass die Zeit des Herbstes gekomm… This could be an allusion to the intoxicating effect of wine – a symbol for high spirits and ecstatic feelings. The expression “Herr” in line 1 (Lord) as well as the interruption of the regular metre stress the stanza’s prayer-like form. Example: Mad world! While in the beginning of the stanza it is spoken about the fruits (“Früchten” line 4), it is later on talked about wine (line 7). The anaphora “wer” (line 8) expresses a condition, namely that loneliness is not part of human nature but is caused by lacking perfection in finding a home and social company. As for the final fruits, coax them to roundness. The prayer-like form is continued pleading for finishing the crops’ maturing (line 6). Deponi l’ombra sulle meridiane, Rainer Maria Rilke Autumn Day (Herbsttag) Added 15 March 2000, Revised 3 January 2018. The antithesis1 “Schatten” and “Sonnen(uhr)” (line 2) stresses the radical change of time and seasons. leggere nelle veglie, e lunghi fogli libera il vento sopra la pianura. ], Hosted by AlterVista - Even though the topic seems to be obvious when taking a look at the title, the first stanza explicitly introduces it defining it in more detail: time and its passing. Due to the reference to humans’ loneliness another level of meaning is created: finding a home and a place in human society, finding a fulfilling lifestyle. The image of floating leaves (line 12) reflects an unsteadily wandering (“unruhig wandern[den] line 12), homeless man who is surrounded by nature. Segnala abuso. Signore: è tempo. und wird in den Alleen hin und her The concept of time is not associated to change but rather to perfection and maturity in this stanza; an essential conclusion of a process that should bear fruits. Anaphora: repeating a word or a sequence of words at the beginnings of sentences/verses. Rilke Spruch in Englisch auf Tassen und Geschenkartikeln Unterrichtseinheit Herbstlyrik am Beispiel von Herbsttag von Rainer Maria Rilke Perfection of nature is requested and the consequences of missing perfection of humans’ lives is depicted. bei Antikörperchen, Lyrik Datenbank. TRANSLATIONS OF RAINER MARIA RILKE’S “HERBSTTAG” 1 TRANSLATIONS OF RAINER MARIA RILKE'S "HERBSTTAG" Herbsttag Herr: es ist Zeit. The reason for this prayer is quite simple: it is time for autumn to come (“es ist Zeit” line 1) as summer has ended. Leg deinen Schatten auf die Sonnenuhren, Interpretation Gedicht Herbsttag Rilke: In seiner Gesamtheit betrachtet, schafft es Rilke mit dem Gedicht "Herbsttag" ein Stimmungsbild vom Herbst zu schaffen, der sowohl die Vollendung der Natur im Herbst als auch die Vereinsamung des Menschen zu einem großen melancholischen Stimmungsbild verbindet. Activities that are associated with loneliness such as “wachen, lesen, lange Briefe schreiben” (line 10) (being awake, reading, writing long letters) as well as “unruhig wandern” (line 12) (unsteadily wandering) are attributes of this introverted life. In many cultures, sundials are associated with superior gods as well.