Folgte ich eilends.
Und stand da und schaute
Und wusste: Ich war.
Saugte ich ein
Christina Egan © 2003
Brodtener Ufer, near Travemünde on the Baltic Sea. Photographs: Christina Egan © 2014.
The couple are holding on to a sign warning of the cliff; the view downwards proves how dangerous the lower path is, where hikers have indeed got killed.
This is not a poem about Nature alone, though: it could be about life, about love, about faith… The colours of the sea, for instance, could also refer to a pair of eyes. I do not think I had seen such a sign when I wrote the poem!