Saturday, October 1, 2011

Silent Muse Saturday - IT'S APPLE FALLING TIME

Silent Muse
Thumbnail for version as of 11:00, 19 May 2005

not silence--song--nostalgia--restless agitation--change

Goddess of fruitful abundance

Her name comes from the Latin word 'pomum'--fruit.
The pruning knife is her attribute.
A nude statue of her is in the fountain at the little park
in front of the Plaza Hotel in New York City
Thumbnail for version as of 18:42, 13 August 2008

The Autumn Leaves 

"Les Feuilles Mortes"
"The Dead Leaves"
music by Joseph Kosma and lyrics by poet Jacques Prévert.

Yves Montand
introduced it in this  film 

Johnny Mercer wrote English lyrics
To Autumn
by William Blake

O Autumn, laden with fruit, and stained

With the blood of the grape, pass not,
but sit
Beneath my shady roof, there thou may'st rest,
And tune thy jolly voice to my fresh pipe;
And all the daughters of the year shall dance,
Sing now the lusty song of fruits and flowers.

 September Song
composed by Kurt Weill
Lyrics by Maxwell Anderson


deanna7trees said...

second attempt to post a comment. I so enjoyed the harmonica version of 'Autumn Leaves'. brought back memories of my dad playing it on his harmonica which now belongs to me. my dad could not read music but played harmonica and mandolin by ear. I can read music but cannot play the harmonica. thanks for the memories.

nandas said...

oh lottie lenya... and kurt weill ...i haven't heard this song in so long. lovely. and as always les feuilles morte... my favorite fall song! i have great memories of singing it in immersion french class!