Auf den Höhen der Rhön

Auf den Höhen der Rhön
(Juli-Haiku)

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Mit blauen Blumen
bestickt, bläht sich das goldne Korn,
ein Tanzgewand.

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Auf dem Kiefernduft
gleitet der Habicht dahin
hoch über den Höhn.

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Die Kuppen im Dunst,
ein perlgrauer Scherenschnitt
vorm Silberhimmel.

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Im kupfernen Laub
ganze Quader von Jade:
bemooste Felsen.

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Christina Egan © 2003

The Rhön Mountains, part of the Central Uplands of Germany, stand out through their wild and austere beauty. – This series of haiku has just been published in the photo calendar Rhönkalender 2016.

English speakers: This text, titled On the heights of the Rhön, works quite well in a translation software. You can also see two wonderful panoramas of the mountains at the link to the calendar and some more on Wikipedia.

Silhouette of low silver-blue mountain range against silver-blue sky, just like in the poem.

Photograph: “Kegelspiel” by N8mahl at the German language Wikipedia.

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