Quadrille: Song From The Forest

 

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After the storm
snows and sands embrace
the softwood carried here
by river and sea
to bring warmth to the fire
for you and me.

When I ask you
about the birds
who rested on
your branches
you whisper a song
from the forest.

© Xenia Tran

 

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Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, setting: iA.

 

In response to dVerse Poets Quadrille #24 – Whisper

Daily Prompt: Exposure

 

Quadrille: Bothy Tales

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The snow is fresh underfoot,
the colours of loch and sky
so soothing on the eye when
we hear distant caperceille.

The bothy at Ryvoan Pass
offers shelter among mountains
for all who love those special
places where wanderer’s tales
curl around the fire.

© Xenia Tran

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The mountain bothies in Scotland are free to use for hikers and maintained by volunteers from the Mountain Bothies Association, a charity which cares for about a hundred remote shelters in the UK.

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, setting: iA.

In response to dVerse Quadrille #23

Quadrille: Mindful Breathing

 

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Breathe in new hope and dreams
a calm sense of peace.

Let go, on the out-breath
of all that  you no longer need.

The ancient art of meditation
is so simple for a reason.

Life was always meant to be easy
with mindful breathing.

© Xenia Tran

 

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Photographs by Xenia Tran, unedited.

Camera: Lumix Panasonic FZ38, setting: iA.

 

dVerse Poets Quadrille #21 Take a Breath

Daily Prompt: Elicit

 

My Friend, My Shadow

 

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Eivor at the shelter, photograph taken by SSPCA.

 

My Friend, My Shadow

You follow me in silence
with the patience of angels.

You were my stepping stone
to a better life
and remind me
how far I have come.

My friend, my shadow
you can rest in the dark
while I stride on
into the light.

© Xenia Tran

 

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Every rescue dog we have adopted so far had either been abandoned, abused or neglected by their previous human companions.

In their own way they have left the past behind and seem to accept and love every aspect of themselves. Their past has brought them empathy and understanding when we meet other rescue dogs to whom they always reach out with love.

With love to you all from Eivor, Pearl & Xenia xxx

 

This post was written in response to dVerse Poets Pub Quadrille #17: Shadow

 

Photograph of Eivor on the beach taken by Xenia Tran, unedited.

Camera: Lumix Panasonic FZ38, setting: Outdoor Action.

 

Changing Seasons

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We are in our fifties and are still referred to as ‘the young couple’ by our neighbours. It sometimes feels as if they forget when they grow older, we grow older too. The moon harvests a few more souls each August and as I walk these streets in silence I remember the banter over garden gates, the smiles waving me in for a cup of tea and stories about how life used to be.

when our days cool down
sky unfolds her warmest
blanket of colours

© Xenia Tran

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With love to you all,

Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, unedited.

Camera: Lumix Panasonic FZ38, setting: iA.

 

In response to dVerse Poets Pub Haibun Monday: Winds of Change

Carpe Diem #1055 Coolness

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Local

Daily Prompt: Blanket