in den Himmel wachsen
The sky's the limit! *
Raising the maypole
on the 1st of May
is a tradition that goes back
all the way to Germanic Paganism.
This one has been erected on the
village green of Halbturn
Heavy cloud ships were
moving about, threatening
to release their freight over the vineyards
at any moment
We found refuge
at a most desirable place
under such circumstances:
Safe shelter from the rain,
comforted by good local food!
From the region's bounty:
Wels fish from its Lake Neusiedl,
fresh asparagus from its sandy soils,
accompanied by fried arugula
for good measure
1 May 2010
southeast of Vienna
© by Merisi
"Bäume wachsen nicht in den Himmel"
- literally, trees do not grow as high as the sky -
is a German idiom, meaning that
there is indeed a limit to everything.
I turned that phrase around,
by insisting that the tree at the top
of the maypole does not know a limit.