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Traveller's Night Song

By brownsilent
Good morning,

Tempus fugit - time runs faster than we might like it, but that's life.
The sun is shining, but it is not any more as it should be in mid August. Seems like we get an early autumn this year. Well, nothing to say agains nice, warm, sunny autumn days.

This set of images I took from our hotel window, one wonderful evening. They are in backwards order, as I think the most dramatic is the latest one.

With them comes a little poem from our great national poet, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Ein Gleiches

Über allen Gipfeln
Ist Ruh,
In allen Wipfeln
Spürest du
Kaum einen Hauch;
Die Vögelein schweigen im Walde.
Warte nur, balde
Ruhest du auch.

Another Night Song
a Leslie Norris translation

Above the high screes
No stir,
In the tops of trees
No whisper.
Birds sleep in the deep forest.
Wait, and like these
You too shall rest.

Hope you enjoy the images as well as the poem.
Have a great day and a good week. I'll catch up with you in a few days.


Tags: Sunshine Nightfall Landscape and travel Goethe Poems

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sunshot 12 24 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2008 8:25AM
lovely skyscape, well captured

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18 Aug 2008 8:26AM
Gorgeous sun set
Strobe 9 1.3k United States
18 Aug 2008 8:29AM
Excellent series
goso 10 2 1 Australia
18 Aug 2008 8:30AM
Good series of pics Johanna, but my preference is vers.2.....Bill
dianah 10 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2008 8:39AM
What a beautiful place Jo and the sunsets are wonderful. A great series, well taken.
mrswoolybill Plus
10 1.0k 1624 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2008 9:25AM
V1 - restrained, austere drama. Great set.
woolybill1 Plus
10 22 70 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2008 10:15AM
A fine set indeed, Johanna. I like the understatement of #1.
jaktis Plus
13 84 Sweden
18 Aug 2008 10:25AM
Beautiful sky

peugeot406 10 7 1 England
18 Aug 2008 11:17AM
Beautiful set of images
newy17 11 273 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2008 11:32AM
Love version one jo nicely captured images,,
AnneWorner 9 620 43 United States
18 Aug 2008 1:52PM
Beautiful images Johanna - you've caught the rays of light beautifully. What a transformation to see the daylight shot in v4. And the poem: thank you for that.
Maiwand Plus
10 3 72 England
18 Aug 2008 1:52PM
Love the poem Johanna and the shots are stunning. I particularly like No1.
18 Aug 2008 2:05PM
Cracking images, nicely done.
Regards Cheesey.
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
18 Aug 2008 2:09PM
A beautiful set of images, awesome sunset!
18 Aug 2008 2:44PM
fantastic images and the write up to go with them
Bob_V 9 1 2 United States
18 Aug 2008 3:00PM
So beautiful,
mikbee 10 3 8 Scotland
18 Aug 2008 3:27PM
Good set Johanna.Think No2 is the most dramatic tho'.
Excellent stuff.
Cormy 9 3 England
18 Aug 2008 4:19PM
LOvely set Jo.
pmaclll 11 5 Scotland
18 Aug 2008 4:32PM
nice capture, like the rays
danbrann Plus
12 636 17
18 Aug 2008 5:44PM
A great set of images Johanna and you must be vey important to get a room with views like that.
glyndwr 9 66 10 Wales
18 Aug 2008 6:44PM
V1 is great Jo.

18 Aug 2008 7:09PM
very nice set, light, colours... & poem Smile
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2008 7:47PM
V2 and V4 my faves but all good shots
greatdog 9 21 England
18 Aug 2008 8:02PM
Great set of shots,lovely colours and clouds,Dane.
GalleryGirl 9 4 2 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2008 9:03PM
Super shots and colours in the sky. Well captured.
Marilyn x
bayleaf 9 8 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2008 9:36PM
A lovely set of shots Jo. Love the sky too.

chuckspics 10 14 United States
18 Aug 2008 10:03PM
a scene from the window of an airplane, ,Chuck
MalcolmS Plus
11 1.2k 13 England
18 Aug 2008 10:13PM
Great sky Hanni

gerrymac 9 10 1 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2008 10:30PM
Gorgeous skies Jo ..and verse
18 Aug 2008 10:32PM
great set of images johanna love all 4...(just not sure about the sky though it irritates me somewhat hahahah).....peter
brownsilent 10 7 2 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2008 10:43PM
Yeah Peter, give it back to me... don't succumb!!! Smile
MandsH 10 England
18 Aug 2008 11:52PM
Lovely shots Johanna
KangaGal 8 66 Australia
19 Aug 2008 8:26AM
Great series here Johanna.
Herge88 Plus
10 40 4 England
19 Aug 2008 10:09AM
The rays coming over the clouds in version one are beautiful.

Best Matt
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
19 Aug 2008 12:48PM
V1 is magnificent. We have had a very rainy summer to make the best of what we have. This is a lovely series.
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2008 4:23PM
V1 is superb. Wonderful colours
MickyMc 9 8 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2008 5:26PM
Beautiful shots, cant wait for the Summer days to arrive here never mind the autumn LOL
bobalot 10 10 England
19 Aug 2008 6:48PM
great set of shots.

Rgds Bob
bunbeam 11 2 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2008 10:45PM
all wonderful captures
JimV 10 6 3 Canada
20 Aug 2008 4:33AM
I agree that V1 is the best of the sunsets Johanna, but the landscape (especially large) is a feast for the eyes, really enjoyed a looong look at it!
Rgds., Jim
GlenD 10 United States
20 Aug 2008 5:53AM
Cor my eyes went all funky for a minute I couldn't read the first peom but got back in focus for the second Wink
Great set of sunsets with those rays and the lanscape with mountains is awsome!!
Richsr 10 91 223 England
20 Aug 2008 9:02AM
Like this set of Images Johanna - certainly a love sun set.
Well controlled captures.
Regards Richard.
Scott_Scot 12 4 4 Scotland
20 Aug 2008 9:03AM
A Crackin group of shots lass!!! SmileSmileSmile

20 Aug 2008 5:07PM
Lovely light and colour.
churchill123 12 233 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2008 6:01PM
1 & 3 I like the best but all beautiful images with lovely colours

GeorgeRusky 11 1 4
20 Aug 2008 8:50PM
Nice collection, Johanna
22 Aug 2008 5:42AM
Beautiful pictures and poem. Wish I could float away on that sunset. Looks gorgeous.
JudeC 10 6 3 England
22 Aug 2008 10:47AM
Beautiful captures and verse - Jude.
Ray42 9 3 England
23 Aug 2008 7:34PM
Superb images and I agree with you the latest is best for me - the poem adds to the scene - well done
24 Aug 2008 12:03AM
Awesome work here Johanna, and such a pleasure to see a nice white delicate stroke to seperate the shots from the dark BG. Hope you know what I mean...nudge nudge, wink wink.

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