We notice how much the sands have drifted, since we last walked here. A small dredger is keeping the channel clear for boats that sail in and out of the bay. Young herring gulls learn to fly, encouraged by their elders, with fresh bars for landing and take-off. We are grateful to be back in this special place. Holding a stone with the light bouncing off, I realise how much we missed it.
Wishing you all a happy Thursday and a peaceful rest of the week,
with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx
Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.
Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/4.5 – 1/1000 s – ISO 200, f/8 – 1/2000 s – ISO 1000 and f/5.6 – 1/640 s – ISO 100.
The above haiku has subsequently been published in EarthRise Rolling Haiku Collaboration 2021 – Entering the Earth as part of a four-haiku sequence which includes my earlier poems Sunlight on her Wings and Seeds of Peace. A warm thank you to Jim Kacian and The Haiku Foundation for featuring my poems and putting this beautiful edition together.
The strong winds have carried more driftwood to the beach. Some branches are chopped up and taken away to dry out for wood burners and open fires. Other pieces have been used to build shelters and huts along the beach. It brings a bit of joy and surprise whilst we are in lockdown.
snow-capped hills still the sea flows in and out a glacier blue
The sea retreats as the sun rises, leaving ripples in sand and glittering water. It’s great to be back on the beach. Pearl runs after balls and catches them mid-air. Eivor walks more quietly and gazes past the headland. We both rest our eyes on the mountains and hear a gentle voice saying Stay, stay a little longer.
august moon walking through tidal pools a star follows