Tanka: Peace Within

two whippets walking side by side on a forest trail

peace within
the hymn of each waterfall
in the forest
we wish you the same soothing
that nature brings us here

© Xenia Tran

a waterfall in full spate flowing through the forest

Thank you for all your good wishes before we went on our blogging break and we hope you all had a good week too.

This poem is for Kristjaan (Chèvrefeuille) at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai and all those in need of peace within.

Wishing you a happy Monday and a peaceful week ahead,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Carpe Diem #1849: Peace Within

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Splendour

Tanka: Where the Heart Is

two whippets in the dunes

passing clouds
our hearts still walk
on the sunny side
collecting light and sharing it
wherever it is needed

© Xenia Tran

dunes with marram grass and pine trees overlooking the Moray Firth

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.

Tanka Thursday: Heart

Thursday’s Special: Pick a Word in September (Reachable, Linkage)

Tanka: Comfort

close up of two whippets running across tidal sands

sea air –
in illness and in health
this comfort
soon carries beyond the blue
of sky and misty mountains

© Xenia Tran

view from the dunes of beach, sea and tidal sand in late summer

Wishing you all good health and a peaceful rest of the week,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

PI Poetry Prompt: Health

Tanka Thursday: Soon

Tanka: A Siskin’s Song

a blue and white whippet walking along a forest trail

woodland pond
all day its darkness
holds the sun
in her light a siskin’s song
flits above the treetops

© Xenia Tran

a woodland pond with trees reflected in the water

Wishing you all a wonderful Thursday and a blessed rest of the week,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

We are honoured and delighted that A Siskin’s Song was first published in the inaugural issue of Take5, a new journal from The Bamboo Hut for 5 line tanka, gogyohka and gogyoshi. A warm-hearted thank you to Steve Wilkinson for featuring my poem and putting this beautiful edition together.

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #163: Keep Walking

Thursday’s Special: Pick a Word (Flexuous, Solitary, Astonishing)

Tanka: White Campion

tidal river
the sand in the dunes
deep and soft
where pilgrims made pledges
white campion blooms

© Xenia Tran

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.

Tanka Thursday: Soft

Word of the Day Challene: Wondrous

Thursday’s Special: Pick a Word in August (Flexuous, Astonishing)

Tanka: Walking Back in Time

old road
we walk back in time
between the trees
from last year’s seeds
whose dream is now emerging

© Xenia Tran

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.

Tanka Thursday: Walk

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #159: Postcards

dVerse Poets: Open Link Night #297

Tanka: Shrine

summer rain
each tree and stone
a shrine
where crofters pray in peace
for this year’s golden harvest

© Xenia Tran

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

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

PI Poetry Prompt: Shrine

Carpe Diem #1848: Harvest

Tanka: Wolf Dog

wolf dog –
when clouds speak of rain
her eyes flicker
as sunlight shifts sideways
along summer waves

© Xenia Tran

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.

Tanka Thursday: Eyes

Word of the Day Challenge: Surreal

Tanka: Wild Water

wild water
where sacred music flows
dogs are waiting
at home in this wilderness
we feel its welcome too

© Xenia Tran

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Thank you Cee for honouring us with this post as a CMMC Featured Blogger!

CMMC Featured Blogger Ribbon

PI Poetry Prompt: Wild

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Trickle

CMMC July Color: Brown

Tanka: Northeast Wind

northeast wind –
marram grass waves
as the day unwinds
we run along a tidal burn
and splash through shallow water

© Xenia Tran

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.

Tanka Thursday: Wind