Tanka: Autumn’s Voice

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it is good
to rest and be warm
on the inside
when autumn speaks of leaving
the clouds hand a gift of snow

© Xenia Tran

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Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in windows photo editor.

Camera: Lumix Panasonic FZ38, settings: Indoor Scene and Landscape.

 

In response to Carpe Diem Tanka Splendor #29 Autumn’s Voice

Daily Post Discover Challenge: Mind The Gap

Daily Prompt: Faded

dVerse Open Link Night #185

 

Haibun: Circle Of Love

 

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As the tide flows out to sea the sandbar feels soft and forgiving. My heart leaps before I do and all sound disappears while I sprint away on a cloud.

pure joy
flows faster in the zone
of surrender

© Xenia Tran

 

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When we run for fun there flows a deep understanding between us. In a sweeping curve we return to our companions and our hearts leap once more before we do.

love always
runs silently
in circles

© Xenia Tran

 

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With love to you all,

Eivor xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, unedited.

Camera: Lumix Panasonic FZ38, setting: Outdoor Action.

 

In response to Dutch Goes The Photo fpj photo challenge ‘Flow’

dVerse Haibun Monday Free For All

Carpe Diem Haiku First Winter Retreat 2016 – Find the Silence

Discover Challenge: One, Two, Three!

Haibun: Frozen Footsteps

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Last week’s footsteps look so fresh on the frozen path where our paws leave no mark. The warm glow of the morning sun welcomes us like long lost friends and in this silence I feel like coming home. Coming home to all that is well in the world, to all the magic that nature has to offer and to the simple ways in which the sparkling frost on the trees connects us to the magic within ourselves.

frost rests
in silent caress
of the dawn

© Xenia Tran

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I look up at the snow covered mountain against the blue sky and my mind wanders into the green and purple heathers of September, the view down over the glen and beyond the Monadliath. Winter has landed early here and we change the paths we walk with every season. Wrapped in the arms of nature we go where she leads.

stillness
before the ski slopes
open to laughter

© Xenia Tran

 

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Photographs by Xenia Tran, unedited.

Camera: Lumix Panasonic FZ38, setting: iA.

I posted both haiku on twitter as part of my daily ‘Find the Silence’ reflections for Carpe Diem Haiku’s Winter Retreat and revisited the parts of the walk that inspired the haiku to create this haibun for dVerse Haibun Monday.

dVerse Haibun Monday Free For All

 

Haiku: Singing Heart

 

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 when golden sky
turns silent we hear
our hearts sing

© Xenia Tran

 

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Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in windows photo editor.

Camera: Lumix Panasonic FZ38, setting: iA.

 

Carpe Diem Haiku First Winter Retreat 2016 – Find the Silence

Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge #125 Gold & Sing

 

Tanka: Meditation

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meditation
allows your mind to rest
while you breathe in
the stillness of the loch
the strength of the sky

© Xenia Tran

 

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Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in windows photo editor.

Camera: Lumix Panasonic FZ38, settings: iA and Landscape.

Carpe Diem First Winter Retreat 2016 – Find the Silence

Carpe Diem Tanka Splendor #26 Meditation

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Relax

 

Haiku: A Silent Poet

 

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a silent poet
can hear the voice
of frozen leaves

© Xenia Tran

 

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Photographs by Xenia Tran, unedited.

Camera: Lumix Panasonic FZ38, settings: iA and Landscape.

 

For Carpe Diem Haiku First Winter Retreat 2016 – Find the Silence

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: It’s Not This Time Of Year Without …

 

Haiku: Heather Sleeps

 

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heather sleeps
beneath snow and sky
her dreams will keep

© Xenia Tran

 

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Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in windows photo editor.

Camera: Lumix Panasonic FZ38, settings: iA and Landscape.

 

For Carpe Diem Haiku First Winter Retreat 2016 – Find The Silence

fpj photo challenge: Fresh

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: It’s Not This Time Of Year Without …