Tanka: Carvings

two whippets in winter jackets by outcrops and rock pools

snow melts
in half the time
it takes to fall
we skip across the outcrops
carved by tide and wind

© Xenia Tran

a black whippet in a winter jacket sniffing the rocks

Wishing you all a happy Monday and a wonderful new week,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/4 – 1/1000 s – ISO 100, f/4.5 – 1/640 s – ISO 100 and f/5.6 – 1/800 s – ISO 400.

PI Poetry Prompt: Carve

Water Water Everywhere #65

Tanka: Choices

a young crow on top of a fence in the snow

at peace
the crow and I
side by side
we have more directions
in which to wander

© Xenia Tran

a snow-covered promenade beside the seashore

Wishing you all a wonderful 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/5.6 – 1/1000 s – ISO 200, f/5.6 – 1/250 s – ISO 160 and f/4 – 1/500 s – ISO 100.

Tanka Thursday: Bird(s) or Name of a Bird

Twiglet #214: We Have More

Thurday’s Special: Pick a Word – Cohabitation

Tanka: Snow Play

a black whippet in a winter jacket zooming through the snow

leafless trees –
sledge trails and paw prints
line the field
where deep at night
the snow moon does her climbing

© Xenia Tran

a smiling black whippet in a winter jacket zooming through fresh snow

Wishing you all a happy Monday and a peaceful week ahead,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/4 – 1/640 s – ISO 100, f/5.6 – 1/400 s – ISO 100 and f/5.6 – 1/640 s – ISO 100.

PI Poetry Prompt: Climbing

Word of the Day Challenge: Sprightly

Tanka: Stepping Stones

a blue and white whippet in a winter jacket walking on the tidal shore in Winter

green stains
on the stepping stones
geese are feeding
where the waves roll in
ice melts from the shore

© Xenia Tran

a small flock of brent geese feeding on the shore

Wishing you all a happy Monday and a peaceful week ahead,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/4 – 1/800 s – ISO 125, f/4 – 1/640 s – ISO 125 and f/5.6 – 1/800 s – ISO 200.

PI Poetry Prompt: Stepping Stones

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Brink

Tanka: Snow Covers

a black whippet in a winter jacket standing in snow-covered dunes

snow covers
dunes and woodland trails
melodious
in amber lamplight
we tiptoe out of town

© Xenia Tran

two whippets in winter jackets walking by snow-covered dunes

Wishing you all a wonderful 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 – 1/20 s – ISO 1600, f/5.6 – 1/200 s – ISO 100 and f/4 – 1/400 s – ISO 100.

Tanka Thursday: Lamplight

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Tiptoe

Tanka: Where Peace can Grow

two whippets in winter jackets sniffing the frozen ground near wetlands

parallel lines
nature paints choices
between water and ice
reeds shuffle and wonder
how peace on earth can grow

© Xenia Tran

part frozen wetlands in Winter under a clear blue sky

We are deeply honoured and delighted that Frameless Sky Issue 13 on the theme of Our Connection with Nature is now available on DVD and YouTube link. The video features forty nature photographs by yours truly, poems by seventy-six poets from eighteen different countries, a special reading by Hemapriya Chellappan and music by Sascha Ende. A very big thank you to Chrissi Villa and Shloka Shankar for featuring my work and putting this beautiful edition together!

Frameless Sky Issue 13 Contributor Portraits

Wishing you all a very happy Monday and a happy Burns Night to our friends in Scotland,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/4 – 1/800 s – ISO 100, f/4.5 – 1/1000 s – ISO 100 and f/4 – 1/640 s – ISO 100.

PI Prompt: Parallel

Your Daily Word Prompt: Irenic

Taiga Video Feature

After an invigorating walk on the beach this morning, we received some lovely news from our friends across the pond.

an image of Loch Morlich with a tanka poem by Xenia Tran

Last month we were honoured and delighted to have the above taiga (a haiga with a tanka) featured as part of the Tanka Society of America’s 20th Anniversary celebrations. Twenty-one taiga were featured in total, created by tanka poets from around the world.

Christine L Villa has now brought these contributions together in a beautiful video for all of you to enjoy:

A very big thank you to Susan Burch and Christine L Villa for this wonderful project!

The original tanka and image from which our taiga was created can be seen in last year’s post Zen Meditation.

We wish you all a very happy Monday and a beautiful week ahead,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #27

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Thingamajig

Word of the Day Challenge: Novice

Recent publications in journals, anthologies, video and full-length collections: