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Birch Bark

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Birch Bark

Birkenrinde / Birch Bark / Corteza de abedul   (Haiku)

Die Birkenrinde
Wie hell sie so schön erstrahlt
Im hellen Lichtschein


The bark of birches
Shines so beautifully bright
In clear sunlight 


Corteza de abedules
Tan maravillosamente brilla
En clara luz del sol

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  1. Date: 2/20/2011 8:15:00 AM
    Lots of birches here in Michigan. Nice image, Gert. Love, Dave

  1. Date: 2/14/2011 5:28:00 AM
    so so true. jhl

  1. Date: 2/12/2011 3:28:00 PM
    Good one that describes the Birch Tree so very well..One of my favorite trees because it has character..Your presence at my work was like a ray of sunshine on a dark cloudy cold winter day.Sara

  1. Date: 2/12/2011 10:39:00 AM
    I can almost picture this one, Gert :) I can always go to your writes for a dose of wonderful nature imagery :) thank you! & Thank you as well for sharing about your grandparents-- I think it is just so wonderful that we have at least a bit of something, like a concrete testimony of their lives when they were younger... :) have a wonderful day and Alles gute! Thanks for always dropping by my writes :)

  1. Date: 2/11/2011 7:18:00 PM
    Three great writings in three languages. Birch bark is also used to make soft drinks that taste similar to root beer. The Pennsylvania Dutch who live near me are known for their birch beer.

  1. Date: 2/8/2011 5:27:00 AM
    I used to find the way home at night by following the silver birch trees along the path, nicely written.

  1. Date: 2/7/2011 2:55:00 PM
    Even in the moonlit night on the banks of streams these trees are recognizable from a distance. Always interesting Gert. Thanks for sharing these exquisite paintings of nature at its best with us. Always, Annalise And thanks for reading my humble poems and leaving encouraging comments for me. : )

  1. Date: 2/7/2011 10:13:00 AM
    There is no tree with a more beautiful bark than the birch, Gert. We don't have them in Florida, but they are plentiful in New England and northern areas of the country. You describe them so well! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 2/6/2011 12:13:00 AM
    I can just picture it. Lucidly lovely!

  1. Date: 2/5/2011 6:28:00 PM
    thankxxx Gert for your very encouraging comments on my contest entries... appreciate with luv..

  1. Date: 2/5/2011 6:35:00 AM
    Super sensational lines Gert my friend.. intense imagery shines so beautifully bright as well .. hoping some sunlight will grace our shores soon ... dealing with freezing ice rain storm this weekend luv.. enjoyed ...