16 Sep 2012

It's time to let the summer go...

Stepping outside Swiss Cherry's office, one can't but notice autumn's presence gracefully setting in all around us.
So, let's Rainer Maria Rilke's do the talking on this beautiful autumn day which is Switzerland's Day of Prayer, a state-arranged holiday celebrated by all Christian churches and Jewish community:
Lord, it is time. Let the great summer go,
Lay your long shadows on the sundials,
And over harvest piles let the winds blow.
Command the last fruits to be ripe;
Grant them some other southern hour,
Urge them to completion, and with power
Drive final sweetness to the heavy grape.
Who's homeless now, will for long stay alone.
No home will build his weary hands,
He'll wake, read, write letters long to friends
And will the alleys up and down
Walk restlessly, when falling leaves dance.