Leaving Hallstatt ~ photo credit: Sharmagne Leland-St.John


Hallstatt
by Sharmagne Leland-St.John


Veiled in gossamer mists 
Glacial mountains still covered with snow, 


You with your red umbrella held high 
Against the dark and moody sky

Below us the ancient alpine village 
Resting on its own reflection

Glimmer-glass black lake
Ripple-less 
Mirrors her beauty

The church steeple
A needle stitching earth  
To heaven 

Hear the lullaby 
Of distant chimes,  
Dulcet bells and vespers 

Echoed through the valley 
Until it becomes a whisper 

Hallstatt!


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