가을인 첫날(Autumn Equinox) 날에 하얀 구름이 파란 하늘에 걸쳐 있고
9월 날씨 답지 않게 기온이 24도까지 올라가서
모든 일을 제쳐놓고, 가볍게 차려입고 집 뒤에 있는
자연보호구역 숲으로 신나게 달려 나갔다.
평소와 달리 늘 지참하고 다니던 소니 카메라 대신에
가볍게 셀폰만 들고나가서 처음으로 셀폰에
눈부시게 아름다운 가을의 첫 날을 담아 보았다.
그럼 저와 함께 가을 첫날의 숲길로 가 보실까요?
집 바로 뒤의 호수를 거쳐서...
"And all the lives we ever lived and all the lives to be
are full of trees and changing leaves..."
"Dancing of the autumn leaves on a surface of a lake
is a dream we see when we are awake."
Mehmet Murat Ildan
곧 남쪽으로 날아갈 캐나다 구스들도 가을 오후를 느긋하게 즐기고 있다.
“Two sounds of autumn are unmistakable…
the hurrying rustle of crisp leaves blown along the streetby a gusty wind,
and the gabble of a flock of migrating geese.”
"Autumn shows us how beautiful it is
to let things go."
"Autumn is as joyful and sweet as an untimely end."
Rémy de Gourmon
"Autumn is the hardest season.
The leaves are all falling, and they’re falling
like they’re falling in love with the ground."
작년보다 폭우에 갈라진 곳이 더 깊고 넓게 패어서인지,
늘 놓였던 두 개의 나무 널빤지들 대신에
두 개의 사다리와 밧줄이 있어서
조심스럽게 이곳을 통과했다.
"Autumn is a second spring
when every leaf is a flower."
“Notice that autumn is more the season of the soul than of nature.”
“I hope I can be the autumn leaf,
who looked at the sky and lived.
And when it was time to leave,
gracefully it knew life was a gift.”
“The heart of autumn must have broken here,
and poured its treasure upon the leaves.”
My very soul is wedded to it,
and if I were a bird I would fly about the
Earth seeking the successive autumns."
"The trees are about to show us
how lovely it is to let the dead things go."
Autumn is the season to find contentment at home
by paying attention to what we already have.”
"How beautiful the leaves grow old.
How full of light and color are their last days.”
"No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace
as I have seen in one autumnal face."
"Winter is an etching,
spring a watercolor,
summer an oil painting,
and autumn a mosaic of them all."
"...I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine
by staying in the house.
So I have spent almost all the daylight hours in the open air."
"Fall has always been my favorite season.
The time when everything bursts with its last beauty,
as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.”
“There is a harmony in autumn,
and a luster in its sky,
which through the summer is not heard or seen,
as if it could not be, as if it had not been.”
Percy Bysshe Shelley
"Autumn leaves don't fall, they fly.
They take their time and wander on this their only chance to soar."
It’s the first day of autumn!
A time of hot chocolatey mornings,
and toasty marshmallow evenings,
and, best of all, leaping into leaves!
A. A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
Autumn burned brightly,
a running flame through the mountains,
a torch flung to the trees.
I am struck by the simplicity of light in the atmosphere in the autumn,
as if the earth absorbed none,
and out of this profusion of dazzling light came the autumnal tints.
Henry David Thoreau
In every change, in every falling leaf
there is some pain, some beauty.
And that’s the way new leaves grow.
Autumn glows upon us like a splendid evening;
it is the very sunset of the year.
Mary Russell Mitford
Autumn wins you best by this,
its mute Appeal to sympathy for its decay.
My sorrow, when she’s here with me,
thinks these dark days of autumn rain are beautiful as days can be.
She loves the bare, the withered tree,
She walks the sodden pasture lane.
Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn.
"A wind has blown the rain away
and blown the sky away
and all the leaves away,
and the trees stand.
I think, I too, have known autumn too long."
As long as autumn lasts,
I shall not have hands, canvas and colors enough
to paint the beautiful things I see.
Vincent van Gogh
코비드 19 사태로 우리의 평범한 일상은 사라졌지만,
고맙게도 아름다운 자연은 여전히 우리 곁에서 함께 굳건히 자리를 지키면서
우리가 그 어느때보단 필요한 위안과 평안을 안겨다 준다.
한글 번역: Nancy Helen Kim©
(한글 번역은 잠시 후 내립니다.)
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