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Schwarzes Wasser, Black Water, Agua negro

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Schwarzes Wasser, Black Water, Agua negro

Nur schwarzes Wasser
Wie die Nacht ohne Mondschein
Heute die Mandau

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Only black water
As a night without moonlight
Today the Mandau 

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Sólo agua negro
Como una noche sin luna
Hoy día el Mundau



Note: The Mandau River is flowing through Zittau, Saxony and meets the Neisse river at the
German/Polish border

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  1. Date: 2/14/2011 10:48:00 AM
    Happy Valentine's Day, Gert (or Maligayang Araw ng mg Puso --- Happy Hearts Day) ^_^ -- how I hope that your stomach ache won't come back anytime soon! & thank you as well for your very inspiring comments--:) -- this is a very interesting haiku on the Mandau River-- are there only days when it appears to be black? thanks for sharing :)

  1. Date: 2/2/2011 4:45:00 AM
    Interesting work..Is the River really that dark?....Enjoyed..Thanks for your presence at my work..It was like a ray of sunshine on this cloudy morn..Sara

  1. Date: 2/1/2011 7:59:00 PM
    Impressive portrait in your lovely words Gert my friend.. truly beautiful imagery luv.. u should write for the string Haiku contest ..it would be fantastic am sure ... u are amazingly gifted ... thankxx for all your sweet comments on my poetry .. luv..

  1. Date: 2/1/2011 9:21:00 AM
    Rivers always seem so eerie at night, Gert. I would love to see the Mandau as it lies between two countries of my ancestry. The German word for black was my maiden name (but without the "es" at the end. My father's father was German. Very much enjoyed this haiku. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 1/30/2011 11:55:00 PM
    Hi Gert, nice to read your poems again, excellent Haiku, Harry

  1. Date: 1/30/2011 9:31:00 PM
    Yes, this is that same gem I saw over on FAcebook! Hello, Gert!