Tanka: With Love From Heaven

 

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Tonight
moon will be full
with tenderness
loving souls who slipped away
reaching out from heaven.

© Xenia Tran

 

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Photographs by Xenia Tran. Photograph of Seamus, Eivor and Pearl edited in windows photo editor; photograph of Ruby, Seamus and Eivor unedited.

Camera: Lumix Panasonic FZ38, settings: Outdoor Action and Indoor Scene.

 

Carpe Diem Tanka Splendor #13 Teika’s Fifth Tanka Writing Technique ‘Lofty Style’ (Full Moon)

Tanka: The Way We Walk Our Dreams

 

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The wind plucks
last apples from the tree
stirs the sea
rearranges the shore line
the way we walk our dreams.

© Xenia Tran

 

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Photographs by Xenia Tran, unedited.

Camera: Lumix Panasonic FZ38, setting: iA.

 

Carpe Diem Special Japanese Poetry in the Lowlands #2 Jurgen Diepstraten

 

Tanka: Evening Song

 

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Evening sun
hounds run into
the sound of colour
wind rests her hand on the waves
a seagull folds her wings.

© Xenia Tran

 

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Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in windows photo editor.

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

 

Carpe Diem Tanka Splendor #10 Teika’s 4th Tanka Writing Technique – Convicting Feeling (Abandoned Beach)

Tanka Prose: The Carer’s Carer

For Walter and all of you who care for others.

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Walter is saying goodbye to us at dVerse Poets to take care of his wife of 32 years and put his poetry on the back-burner for a little while. Like so many of us who care for loved ones, whether four-legged or on two legs, there is so much I learned along the way from those who went there before me.

When you roll up your sleeves to look after others it is important you also take time to roll them back down and look after you. The more you look after yourself the better you are able to care for those you love.

Your muse
becomes the carer’s carer
illuminating
the changing colours
of the dragonfly.

© Xenia Tran

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Thank you for hosting at the bar Walter and we wish you all the best. You and your wife are in our prayers.

With love from us all,

Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, unedited.

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

dVerse Poetic Tuesday – Sweet Sorrow

Carpe Diem Tanka Splendor #8 Dragonfly

Tanka: Low Sun In Bent Grass

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when snow gates close
we return to the coast
low sun in bent grass
glances back for one more chance
to dance with the mountains

© Xenia Tran

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Photographs by Xenia Tran, unedited.

Camera: Lumix Panasonic FZ38, setting: iA.

 

Carpe Diem Tanka Splendor #5 Low Sunlight

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Tiny

dVerse Open Link Night #184

 

Tanka: Rain

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Golden petals
catch a message
from the clouds
refreshing the air
replenishing the soul.

© Xenia Tran

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Photographs taken by Xenia Tran, unedited.

Camera: Lumix Panasonic FZ38, setting: iA.

 

Carpe Diem Tanka Splendor #3 Rain

fpj Photo Challenge: Color Contrast

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Tiny