Friday, 1 June 2012

Autumn Leaves


Autumn leaves both literally and photographically because today is the first day of winter here in the southern hemisphere. Already people are bemoaning the passing of summer and the hot humid days. I'm enjoying the seasonal change and the freshness that winter brings, and we can't really complain about winter here in the sub-tropics.



The falling leaves drift by the window
The autumn leaves of red and gold
I see your lips, the summer kisses
The sun-burned hands I used to hold
Since you went away the days grow long
And soon I’ll hear old winter’s song
But I miss you most of all, my darling
When autumn leaves start to fall

C’est une chanson qui nous resemble
Toi qui m’aimais et je t’aimais
Nous vivions tous les deux ensemble
Toi qui m’aimais, moi qui t’aimais
Mais la vie sépare ceux qui s’aiment
Tout doucement sans faire du bruit
Et la mer efface sur le sable
Les pas des amants désunis

Since you went away the days grow long
And soon I’ll hear old winter’s song
But I miss you most of all, my darling
When autumn leaves start to fall…

3 comments:

Blogeomah said...

Although I know the seasons are opposite, it still seems odd to see autumn colours while the trees in England are still bright with their fresh green leaves. You know I'll be humming "Falling Leaves" all day now! An earworm!

Julie said...

I love the variety of the weather in the middle of the year. Summer ... nah!!

ytaba36 said...

And, I wonder why we change our seasons on the 1st of March, June, September and December, instead of at the equinoxes and solstices? Rugged individualists!

Roll on, winter.