Isaac Levitan, At the summer house in twilight, c.1895. Thank you, litverve.
Isaac Levitan, The Twilight Moon, 1899. Oil on canvas, The Russian Museum collection, St. Petersburg, Russia.
An Autumn Evening
In the brightness of autumn evenings
there is a touching, mysterious charm:
an ominous glitter, motley trees,
a light, languorous rustle of scarlet leaves,
a hazy, quiet blueness
across the sadly orphaned world
and, presaging gathering storms,
at times a gusty snap of wind.
Loss. Exhaustion. And on it all
there is that gentle smile of fading
which, in a thinking creature, we should call
the divine shame of suffering.
—Fyodor Tyutchev, Translated by F. Jude
Courtesy of Memory Green