Haiku: Rising Above What We See

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climbing
to rise above what we see
spirit freedom

© Xenia Tran

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Photographs by Xenia Tran, unedited.

Camera: Lumix Panasonic FZ38, setting: Outdoor Action.

This week’s Haiku Horizons Prompt is Climb

Discover Challenge: The Poetry Of List Making

breathing clean air
sharing the peace within
this heavenly landscape

© Xenia Tran

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I had never been taken for a walk before I ended up at the shelter. I had no idea what the world looked like outside of my home at the time.

I did not know that three years later, I would have so many wonderful walks to choose from. The list continues to grow. All these special places in nature to explore in different seasons.

I love running on the beach, catching balls. I enjoy splashing in the sea when the weather gets warm. The magic of the forest, with quiet deer’s eyes watching us from behind the trees, the smells of earth and leaves, the sound of eagles calling.

The snows left the mountains in July and now the heather is in bloom.

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The air is fresh in the mountains when the glens grow warm in Summer. It is rare that we meet anyone up here. When we do, hikers are deep in thought, connecting with the wisdom from the mountains.

We greet each other the Highland way, the deep look into each other’s soul, the instant connection. The conversation without words.

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It is a special place for Pearl and me. Our humans love it too. They smile and go quiet. Our companion sits down on a large stone and writes another poem:

the mountain watches
the loch and glen below
fill with the sound of fiddles,
laughter and the clink of a glass
that never empties

© Xenia Tran

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I am so grateful for the long list of all the good things that come from spending time in nature where we can be who we were born to be.

I wish every shelter animal and every human in need will get to experience the love and peace that nature brings.

We have a video today where Aly Bain, John McCusker, Mike McGoldrick, John Doyle and friends are playing a set of traditional reels. The music played by the people here captures the spirit of the mountains so well.

I am sending you all so much love,

Eivor xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, unedited.

Camera: Lumix Panasonic FZ38, setting: iA.

Daily Post Discover Challenge: The Poetry Of List Making

Haiku: Mountain Carries Us Home

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when mountain touches sky
our spirit catches glimpses
of where we came from

© Xenia Tran

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Photographs by Xenia Tran, unedited.

Camera: Lumix Panasonic FZ38, setting: Outdoor Action.

Daily Prompt: Carry

Haiku: A Change In The Wind

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a change in the wind
can carry many blessings
to an open mind

© Xenia Tran

Photograph by Xenia Tran, unedited.

Camera: Lumix Panasonic FZ38, setting: Outdoor Action.

Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge

In response to Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge 110: Change & Mind

Haiku: Simple Hopes

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with our hopes up
seeing what we seek
life seems simple

© Xenia Tran

Photograph by Xenia Tran, unedited.

Camera: Lumix Panasonic FZ38, setting: Outdoor Portrait.

Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge 109: Hope & Up.

Haiku: Smiles Paint Light

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back home in the warm
when the day’s running is done
smiles light up the room

© Xenia Tran

Photograph by Xenia Tran, edited in windows photo editor.

Camera: Lumix Panasonic FZ38, setting: Indoor Portrait

Daily Prompt: Paint

Haiku: Natural Optimism

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always positive
focus on the good in life
from a place of love

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With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in windows photo editor.

Camera: Lumix Panasonic FZ38, setting: iA

Daily Prompt: Unstoppable

Haiku: Shared Journeys

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side by side we stride
opposite diagonals
as if we are one

© Xenia Tran

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photograph by Xenia Tran, edited in windows photo editor.

Camera: Lumix Panasonic FZ38, setting: iA

Daily Post Discover Challenge: Shared Journeys

Haiku: Feast For The Inner Child

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smiles flower, hearts sing
adults become the children
watching dolphins swim

© Xenia Tran

Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge

With love from Xenia xxx

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Camera: Lumix Panasonic FZ38, setting: iA

Ronovan’s  Weekly Haiku Challenge 106: Flower & Sing

Daily Prompt: Feast

Haiku: Birds Among Flowers

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we can hear the birds
singing among the flowers
nature’s peace envoys

© Xenia Tran

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photograph by Xenia Tran, unedited.

Camera: Lumix Panasonic FZ38, setting: iA.

Carpe Diem #1050 Blossoms

Ronovan’s weekly Haiku Challenge 106: Sing & Flower