Haiku: Flying Home

 

lr-1050103-ww

 

the voice of haiku
echoes deep inside the glen
when geese return

© Xenia Tran

 

lr-1050090-ww

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, setting: iA.

 

In response to Carpe Diem #1162 Ueno Iga Province, birthplace of Basho

Daily Prompt: Center

 

Quadrille: Fun Clouds In The Sand

 

lr-1030398-ww

 

sea air smiles (and breathes)
her secrets to the sun
we hear her giggle
while we jiggle
create our fun clouds
in the sand

we leap and chase –
sparkling rays of laughter
crest the waves
brighten the setting moon
prepare our hearts
for Spring

© Xenia Tran

 

lr-1030399-ww

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, setting: iA, 1/800 s.

 

dVerse  Poets Quadrille #27 Giggle

Daily Prompt: Jiggle

 

Tanka: Rhythmic Heart

 

lr-1030620-ww

 

so much warmth
among the pines and stones
a heart beats
deep inside this hill
in rhythm with our own

© Xenia Tran

 

lr-1030682-ww

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, setting: iA, 1/640

 

Daily Prompt: Rhythmic

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: A Good Match

Carpe Diem #1160 Kema, Birthplace of Yosa Buson

dVerse Poets Open Link Night #190

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: A Good Match

 

lr-1040902-ww

 

lr-1040903-ww

 

lr-1040904-ww

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, setting: Action, 1/800 s.

 

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: A Good Match

Wordless Wednesday

 

Haibun: Connected Through Love

 

lr-1050069-ww

 

It feels colder today and we wrap up warm for our walk to Lochan Uaine. The forest smells fresh after the rain and the few lone walkers we meet smile and nod at our companions. No one speaks. No one wants to interrupt the messages from the wind, the call of the falcon. A silver haired hiker bends down to stroke me behind my ears. I place my paw on his knee and look deep into his eyes. They well up with tears and I send love from my heart to his. He strokes me again and plants a kiss on top of my head. He and our companion look at each other and understand. With a smile and a wave he walks on to An Sidhean.

roots of the pines
reach out and connect
love flows freely

© Xenia Tran

 

lr-1050078-ww

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, setting: iA.

With love to you all,

Eivor xxx

 

Our second contribution to dVerse Poets Haibun Monday – The Best Things in Life are Free

Carpe Diem #1158 Kashiwabara, birthplace of Kobayashi Issa

Dutch Goes The Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Nostalgia

 

Haibun: The Circle Of Giving

lr-1040582-ww

This winter the snows melt within a few days of falling. The slopes remain closed and empty ski-lifts rock silently in the wind. We see a few long faces in the glen. They came here to snow-board and fly down the mountain. The glen’s heart pours with music from tumbling burns. The sun’s rays dance in the rhythm of the mountain’s beat. We raise our gaze in gratitude, spread our arms wide and bathe in the joy.

nature gives freely
with unconditional love
sacred blessings

© Xenia Tran

lr-1040579-ww

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, setting: iA.

In response to dVerse Poets Pub Haibun Monday: The Best Things In Life Are Free

Carpe Diem Namasté, the Spiritual Way #3 – Spiritual Love Based on Zen Buddhism

 

Tanka: Fresh Water

 

lr-1040570-ww

 

the burn sparkles
in winter’s sun of love
hearts leap
when our eyes meet
in the experience

© Xenia Tran

 

lr-1040585-ww

 

(‘burn’ is a Scots word for ‘brook’ or ‘stream’)

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, setting: iA, 1/100 s and 1/800 s.

 

In response to Carpe Diem #1154 Sumi-e, the Japanese Way of Painting, Imagination

Dutch Goes The Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: The Color Of Love