First Autumn Days / Erste Herbsttage

First Autumn Days
(September Haiku)

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Fiery flower,
still sucking sunshine, still scaling
the wooden fence.

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The sky turns deep pink
above the first rusty leaves
and burning berries.

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The moon, low and large,
a knob of solid silver
on heaven’s sceptre.

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Erste Herbsttage

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Feurige Blume,
noch saugst du die Sonne ein,
kletterst den Zaun hoch.

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Tiefrosa Himmel,
erste rostrote Blätter,
brennende Beeren.

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Der Mond, niedrig, groß,
solide Silberkugel
am Himmelszepter.

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Christina Egan © 2015

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Haiku have 5 + 7 + 5 syllables.
The German haiku are translated
from the English ones.