7 Reasons to Love Fall

A melancholy time! So charming to the eye!

Alexander Pushkin “Autumn”

Fall is such a beautiful time of the year! There are many reasons to love fall:

  • Intense colours
  • Perfect sweater season
  • Bonfires
  • Harvest moon
  • Pumpkins and apples
  • Crisp night skies
  • Mushroom picking
Полуостров Рыбачий, Murmansk Oblast, Russia by Radik Sitdikov

The golden leaves and cool air bring peace to our hearts. The fall harvest, gorgeous celebrations are already here for us to enjoy.

Let’s embrace the change of life brought by fall and what is present!

Here is one of my favorite fall poems by Russian 19th century poet and diplomat F. Tyutchev to remind of this season’s particular beauty. This poem was written in 1857. Translation by V. Nabokov.

F. I. Tyutchev

AUTUMN

When Autumn has just come, there is
most brief a lull: brief but divine.
All day ‘tis like some precious prism,
and limpidly the evenings shine.

Where lusty sickles swung and corn-ears bent
the plain is empty now: wider it seems.
Alone a silky filament
across the idle furrow gleams.

The airy void, now birdlpss, is revealed,
but still remote is the first whirl of snow;
and stainless skies in mellow blueness flow
upon the hushed reposing field.

Набоков В. В. Стихотворения. Санкт-Петербург, 2002. С. 456

Original:

Ф. И. Тютчев

ОСЕНЬ

Есть в осени первоначальной
Короткая, но дивная пора —
Весь день стоит как бы хрустальный,
И лучезарны вечера…

Где бодрый серп гулял и падал колос,
Теперь уж пусто все — простор везде, —
Лишь паутины тонкий волос
Блестит на праздной борозде…

Пустеет воздух, птиц не слышно боле,
Но далеко еще до первых зимних бурь —
И льется чистая и теплая лазурь
На отдыхающее поле…

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