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

 

Tanka: Silent Ripples

 

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silent
illumination
sends ripples
along the sea-bound river
touching the stones on the shore

© 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 Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Relax

 

Tanka: Serenade

 

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wind’s melody
waltzes by and shines her light
where hope lives
and mountains dream
the promise of tomorrow

© Xenia Tran

 

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Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

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

 

In response to Carpe Diem #1084 – Serenade (Schubert)

Daily Prompt: Sacred

 

Tanka: Autumn’s Voice

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it is good
to rest and be warm
on the inside
when autumn speaks of leaving
the clouds hand a gift of snow

© Xenia Tran

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Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in windows photo editor.

Camera: Lumix Panasonic FZ38, settings: Indoor Scene and Landscape.

 

In response to Carpe Diem Tanka Splendor #29 Autumn’s Voice

Daily Post Discover Challenge: Mind The Gap

Daily Prompt: Faded

dVerse Open Link Night #185

 

Tanka: Meditation

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meditation
allows your mind to rest
while you breathe in
the stillness of the loch
the strength of the sky

© Xenia Tran

 

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Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in windows photo editor.

Camera: Lumix Panasonic FZ38, settings: iA and Landscape.

Carpe Diem First Winter Retreat 2016 – Find the Silence

Carpe Diem Tanka Splendor #26 Meditation

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Relax