Tanka: Path Of Promise

 

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every adoption
a promise to care for
a loving soul
snow-covered forest wonders
who is adopting who

© Xenia Tran

 

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Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200

 

In response to Carpe Diem 1108: Promise

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Path

 

Tanka: Temptation

 

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temptation
to follow primal instincts
her wings fold
loving breath of a new
belonging calls me home

© Xenia Tran

 

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Photographs by Xenia Tran, unedited.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, setting: Dynamic Monochrome

 

In response to Carpe Diem Tokubetsudesu #92 – Hamish Managua Gunn’s ‘The Temptation’

Daily Prompt: Fortune

 

Tanka: Polished Stones

 

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kelp rests
on sand and polished stones
from river and sea
seals glide through water
a place we all can be

© Xenia Tran

 

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Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Lumix Panasonic FZ38, setting: iA.

 

In response to Carpe Diem Universal Jane #9 – Naked Rock (AHA-Poetry 2013)

 

Tanka: Morning Walk

 

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morning walk
by the quiet lagoon
under a blue sky
our reflections follow
every new step

© Xenia Tran

 

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Photographs taken by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Lumix Panasonic FZ38, setting: iA.

 

In response to Carpe Diem Special #222 – Candy’s 2nd ‘Morning Walk’ (Tanka)

Carpe Diem First Winter Retreat 2016 – Find the Silence

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: New Horizons

 

Tanka: Warm Path Through Winter

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a warm path
weaves her way through winter
from eye to heart
soft glow of the low sun
blows a silent kiss

© Xenia Tran

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Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Lumix Panasonic FZ38, settings: Outdoor Action and Landscape.

 

This tanka was voted the winning tanka in Carpe Diem’s Tanka Kukai One ‘Winter Love’

Carpe Diem First Winter Retreat 2016 – Find the Silence

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: New Horizon

dVerse Poets Open Link Night #187

 

Tanka: Treasures

 

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snow
rests on the hills
in silence
the beach holds treasures
to warm our winter

© Xenia Tran

 

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Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Lumix Panasonic FZ38, setting: iA.

 

In response to Carpe Diem First Winter Retreat 2016 – Find the Silence

Daily Prompt: Treasure

 

Tanka: A Few Leaves

 

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a few leaves
devote their final dance
to the wind
their spirit settles for spring
in a new forest

© Xenia Tran

 

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Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Lumix Panasonic FZ38, setting: iA.

 

In response to Dutch Goes The Photo fpj photo challenge: Trunk

Carpe Diem Haiku Universal Jane #8 – Gathering Clouds