Loch Eadar dha Bheinn winks at us from his mountain. Clar Loch Mor, Loch Dhonnachaidh and Clar Loch Beag make us wonder, whether we’ve met each other once before. I wish we could stay, get to know them better. Their personalities, their taste in fish.
crystal waters the kindness in their names a gaelic song
I don’t usually do book reviews, but this book just blew me away! Like me, many of you followers are dog lovers, Haiku writers and a great many are photographers. This book has it all!
Xenia shares her Highland journey through the seasons with two adopted whippets, a poet and a camera! Beautifully presented in ebook and real book, 60% of the net profits each year will be shared with re-homing charities, what more could you want. Christmas is coming!!!
the tide sweeps out once more, leaves seaweeds resting in airs of Spring among the joys of shell and stones, playful dogs and soaring gulls it takes a while before the poem plucks me from the mountains
Happy Monday and much love to you all, from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx
Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.
Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, setting: iA.
Kristjaan at Carpe Diem invites us to write a Sijo:
More ancient than haiku, the Korean Sijo shares a common ancestry with haiku, tanka and similar Japanese genres. All evolved from more ancient Chinese patterns. Sijo is traditionally composed in three lines of 14-16 syllables each, totalling between 44-46 syllables. A pause breaks each line approximately in the middle. The sijo may be narrative or thematic, introducing a situation or problem in line 1, development or “turn” in line 2, and resolution in line 3. The first half of the final line employs a “twist”: a surprise of meaning, sound, tone or other device. The sijo is often more lyrical, subjective and personal than haiku, and the final line can take a profound, witty, humorous or proverbial turn. Like haiku, sijo has a strong basis in nature.