We wish you all a very happy Monday and a wonderful new week!
With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx
Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr
Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8, 1/2000 s, ISO 100.
This is my 29th contribution of Carpe Diem’s Summer Retreat 2018 with the theme ‘Finding the Way’, where we were invited to contribute one haiku, tanka or haibun per day for thirty days. I contributed fifteen poems at Tranature and fifteen poems here at Whippet Wisdom. To see all thirty contributions together you can click here.
To see the contributions from everyone who took part please see the Carpe Diem link below.
Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/3.5, 1/2000 s, ISO 100 and f/3.5, 1/1000 s, ISO 100.
Kristjaan at Carpe Diem introduces us to ‘Joik’, the mystical song of the Sami people. I believe there is something at the heart of all traditional music that connects us to our roots and to where our spirits come from.
The beautiful video clip that Kristjaan shared with us, a song called ‘Devieh’ performed live by Marja Mortensson is sadly no longer available.
What began as a guiding light for sailors is swallowed by shifting sands. The river readjusts her flow into the sea, the sailors readjust their navigations. Seaweed covers the remaining frame in vivid green around the barnacles, accepting all that changes.
glistening in the sun
a sense of peace
When I saw the prompt at dVerse I immediately had to think of the adaptation by American band ‘Disturbed’ of the classic Simon & Garfunkel song ‘The Sound of Silence’. Below is a video clip of their version, which inspired the tanka above. Hope you enjoy!