HaFri Poetry 03 2017

And when the party is over
Nobody may be left sober
Nothing needs to be said
Because thinking so much hurts the head

The last drop is drunk
Some still want more
Others already snore
And smell like a skunk

I look back, and only see black
Even when the pictures colour, somehow
I feel like a wet sack
Hit by the tiger’s paw

We are behind the masquerade
Showing our real face again
Maybe I should accellerate
And face it like a man

The cascs are empty
The last laughter is long gone
I wake up, life offers plenty
Another cheer soon will come

©  01-03-2017

A windy day
Plenty shades of grey
I wish the rain to go awayI think about the sun
The time that life began
The time that spring sprung
I am sitting here
See that it is getting near
I trust
I do not fearSoon the sun will shine again
Life will wake up, and then
I love you,
Because I can

Spring will open up our eyes
We shall bloom, and realize
That time flies

No matter how dark
In the end it will be light
I will love you
Not less then tonight

©  02-03-2017


So close, he is
To find back the road
That he not wants to follow

So far away, he is
Sitting on cloud 9

© 03-03-2017

Life is making choices
And they are not so easy at all
We need to make them to come further
Take the risk, don’t be afraid to fall

Our climb to our destination
Is filled with moments with a tear
Stumbling further
The end comes a little near
We all have our wishes
And dreams, that won’t come true
But even when it rains
The water will be less cold,
Because of you

© 04 03 2017

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When you only can ask
When your sorrows
are too much to carry

When hope is gone
When fear takes away the light
When your comfort
Is frozen by the night

When you are lost
Let me find you
When you think, there is nothing to live
Let me give

If you want, you can have my shoulder
If you can, we will grow older
And if you can not go anymore
I will love you
a little bit more

©  HaFri Poetry 6-3-2017

The road seem to be blocked
It looks impossible
To reach your target,
The one you need so much

The gates seem closed
The signs warn you
Not go further

Read the sign
Watch the bars more clear
Is there really no way through
It might look different, when you forget the fear

There are always ways to escape
There are always reasons to stop
Bend your head, to not hit your head
Crawl at your hand and feet

A big chance that you can make it
If you just give it a try
And when you decide the challenge and take it
You will, later, know why

Was it all worth it
Was it worth the prize
Was it more easy
THen you did realize

Don’t feel lost
Where ever you may roam
There is someone who has faith in you
You never walk alone

© HaFri oetry, 8-3-2017

Where is the sun
On a rainy day
Where is love
When the world screams hate

Where is the light
In the darkness
Where can we hide
Against what makes us sad

Where is hope
When you lost
Where to go
When you are gone

Walking in the rain
Is so much nicer, arm in arm
Walking in the dark night
Is lovely with your charm

And when the bullets silent
The songbird still will be singing her song
I still will walk, with you hand in hand
Together, somehow, we will feel strong


© 08-03-2017 HaFri Poetry

Hiding for the rain

Waiting until it ends
Is not really an option
Drops drip from the stones

It won’t last long
Before I go
I want to be home
Before it is dark

I want to walk in the light

And for a few drops, or more
I should
And won’t
Not hide

©9-3-2017 HaFri Poetry

When you are feeling cold
And you think you have no one to hold
Then let the sunshine in

When you are feeling blue
When you need that encouraging pat
Be different, and try red

Why should you drown in fear
When love is near

When the night is without the moon
Look to the stars, and know
She will be back soon

When someone tells you to be strong
It does not mean that weakness is wrong
Be what you feel
Be who you are

In all of us
shimmers a brightening star


 © 11-03-2017

Rest your weary head
Smell the fresh pillow in our bed
Your breath and the fresh sheet
There is not much more we need

Close your eyes
Leave your laundry in the night
GIve it away, enjoy the new white

Close your eyes
Wash your brain
Let it again be fresh and clean
A rainbow as has long not been seen


Sometimes, when I look to a tree
I wish I could be more like them
They wait there, patiently
To what will come, and when

The winter, cold and wet
No complaints, no regret
Silently they stand
Until the dark days will end

They don’t give up,
well, not from free will
It may happen
That a storm does kill

But usually, they just wait
Until the ice is gone
And the sun shines great

Then the miracle happens, again
What looks dead, in between
Returns back to green

I love the trees
I admire their power
They are so strong
They teach me
Every day
That there is a way to carry on


 © 12-03-2017 HaFri

Tired he walks on the road
His back is almost breaking
He bows under the load
That lays on his shoulder

The weight got more
When he grew older
He still is strong
but not so fast anymore

He welcomes every bench,
On his road
And rests a while
Enjoying the unload

He wonders why
He has to carry the heavy pack
And decides
To leave his past behind

He walks away
Still slow
But he can look up again
The luggage from the past
Under the tree.

I find it
There is not much in it
But the bag is too heavy for me to lift



when the day is grey and wet
When all the words are said
In the lonely hour
Pick up a flower

Don’t close your eyes for the star
When the night is dark
Smell the scent
Of the unseen flower

When the sun comes up
And all you feel is the pain
Smell the roses again

Lay your worries aside
For a moment, that’s all right
Breath the beauty
Smile through the tears

Breath the colour
Drink the nectar
And it won’t be
so dark anymore


©18-03-2017 HaFri Poetry

There is a place under the sun
Where spring has just began
Where you can listen to the birds
And see the flowers grow

Won’t you sit with me
Watching an early humble bee
Hearing the birds, sing their song
Where we can pretend, that nothing is wrong

And when we close our eyes
We feel the sunshine at our skin
Let her in

That moment
When you drift away
To a world, where all is okay

Come, sit with me
And dream
Let it in

The dream might last just a moment
But it is the start of a new begin


There is a place, under the sun
Where you can sit, and dream away
Where you can be in peace
Where you can feel okay

The birds sing their song
And when you are silent enough
Let your thoughts and worries go
You can hear them

There is a little fountain
And when you sit down
Take some time to stand still
You will hear the water float

The flowers are free to show
Let it go, don’t be afraid
Your package will not run away
But it might loose some weight

Get closer to yourself
You are wonderful, the way you are
And so is the garden, behind the wall
Don’t be afraid, to know it

The garden’s serenity and rest
Will cure you
And I assure you
That this meditation
for both of us
the best


© 26-3-2017 HaFri Poetry

There is light
Even when we can not see it
The light is shining
And waiting for us

When there is nothing to look
When you can’t see your own shadow
There still is light, at the other side

Not be afraid, to walk out of the dark
Not be afraid, to give up what was
Not be afraid, to step into a new life

What will be more the same
But with more light
With less pain

There is light
Waiting for you, and me
Just have faith
When we hold on
We shall see


© 26-3-2017 HaFri Poetry

I had a dream
Angels, dressed in white
Were everywhere, where I could see
They were not looking for me

They sang sad songs
Of life, what went to soon
They sang their songs
Under a shining moon

I walked to one angel
Who sat, under a tree
And asked if she could answer me

Where they were looking for
And why, and such more
She looked at me
And I could see
The answer in her eyes

I asked her if I could sit next to her
She did not say a word again
So I took the invitation
Stepped into her meditation

Under that big, dark tree
That carried the answer
What we could not see


© 29-3-2017 HaFri

A day in Essen


An afternoon in Essen with Sabine

Essener Münster / Essener Dom  More info with a click at the photo above

Essen – the city

And the rest

Former visits in Essen

A day in Essen with Ina

A day in Essen with photographers

More about Essen in Wiki 

Behind flowers

Some background information about the trees,  plants and flowers

Click at the coloured part of the text  to read more about it.


Magnolia Stellata

Englisch – Star Magnolia

Deutsch – Stern Magnolie /strahlen Magnolie

Chaenomeles japonica)

Japanischer Zierquitte Umschreibung – click auf dem Bild

Spheric for two

What to do when you love your glass ball to photograph  with, and you drop it?  It has an unrepairable scratch on it, while it glided out of my han(d)s…

I think I never was so quick back to a shop, to buy a new one, and I came home with two. One as replacement, the 8 cm ball, and a bigger ball, the 10 cm.  What a difference in weight!

This sunday it was dry (a bit) and I went to the harbour with my two new friends.  Enjoy the pictures.

And of course, there are some pictures that do not fit in the sperical photography 🙂

I bought my ‚glass balls‘ at Kathrin’s Salzkirstal Laden in Düsseldorf. THey have an intennational site, so if you are intrested, take alook,  I was impressed about their collection.

For more ’sperical photography‘  please click at the photo below

Spring 2017 Hofgarten

Spring. The most beautiful time of the year?

Judge by yourself, and view the photos of our trip in the Hofgarten, Düsseldorf

And… the best of the rest 🙂
Click at the picture to enlarge it

Same location, a few weeks later, middle spring

You want more spring pictures (through the years?

Click at tghe picture below

click at the picture for more spring photography



The river Rhine is one of the main rivers in Europ.  For me personally it is a red ribbon as well, I lived most of my life,  and still, close at the Rhine still.

Time for some more visits at the water,  I also tried out the ND filter, but need to practise a bit, sorry for the dark flares!

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Graffity, a bliss or a pain?

Here at the Hammer EIsenbahnbrücke
The new bridge, as well as the ruins of the old bridge, both carry the  work from artists. Judge by yourself

Ruine der alten Sicherungstürme (west Seite) Ruine of the old Defence towers (west side)

Bridges .. old and not that old

Spring in the park


After a few days of rain, I think that March 10, 2017, can be labelled as the day on what spring really showed his beauty.

Click at the picture for spring pictures from former years

Here are a few pictures of my walk through the park.