Haiku: Rising Sounds

Black Linn Falls

close up of a brindle whippet in a purple harness in the forest

rising skywards
what we sense and follow
the sound of water

© Xenia Tran

silky waterfalls in the river Braan

We are delighted that our haiku Eyes so Blue, first published in Presence #72, March 2022, has been included in the Dawn Returns, Haiku Society of America Members’ Anthology 2022. Warm thanks to John J Han for including my poem in this beautiful collection.

Front Cover of HSA Members' Anthology 2022

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

with love from Misty and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #148

Tanka: New-Found Sparkle

close up of a brindle whippet looking up to her right in the forest

admiring
rocks and waterfalls
autumn leaves
the streams that thread
a new-found sparkle

© Xenia Tran

a waterfall with multiple streams cascading down over the rocks

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

with love from Misty and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #147

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Admire

Tanka: Sacred Waters

leaves on a birch tree in the foreground by a waterfall

calling us anew
towards the sacred water
this dream world
sun-kissed by autumn
where love so freely flows

© Xenia Tran

a small waterfall in a narrow part of a river

Wishing you all a happy Thursday and a peaceful rest of the week,

with love from Misty and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #144

CMMC: September Pick a Topic from my Photo

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Dream World

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: 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

Puente Poetry: Waterfall

Assynt

scrambling through the gorge
we follow the stream and sound
of falling water, famed
in myth and legend

~ we feel a presence ~

stretching to eavesdrop
on voices that greet us
rising from the rocks with
their smiling, fleeting faces

© Xenia Tran

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.

We are deeply honoured and delighted that this poem features on Poetry Ireland’s Poet in Residence Blog for July 2021. A big thank you to Catherine Ann Cullen and Poetry Ireland for sharing my work in this way.

PI Poetry Prompt: Eavesdrop

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #155: On the Water

Tanka: Freedom

a whippet in a winter jacket on a narrow forest trail

free at last
the comforting scent of pine
marks the trail
how quickly seasons pass
when we can walk for hours

© Xenia Tran

a mountain stream and small waterfall between rocks

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.

Settings: f/4 – 1/1000 s – ISO 450, f/4 – 1/1000 s – ISO 800 and f/1.8 – 1/3200 s – ISO 500.

Tanka Thursday: Hour(s)

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Country Comfort

Haiku: Autumn’s Tail

two whippets in jackets on a mountain trail

old route
the wind on autumn ‘s tail
in flowing water

© Xenia Tran

a small waterfall with autumn grass and heather

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: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/125 s – ISO 125, f/2.8 – 1/160 s – ISO 160 and f/2.8 – 1/80 s – ISO 125.

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #125: Alphabet – Starting with A

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Swish

Word of the Day Challenge: Spontaneous

Wordless Wednesday: Where Spirits Flow

a blue and white whippet on a mountain trail beside a stream
close up of a waterfall with the face of an old man in a tall hat appearing in the flow

We are taking a short blogging break to make the most of our fine Autumn weather and will be back next Wednesday.

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday and a peaceful week ahead,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/3.5 – 1/60 s – ISO 125, f/3.4 – 1/320 s – ISO 200 and f/3.5 – 1/30 s – ISO 200.

Wordless Wednesday

Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #46

Haibun: Mist Rising

a blue and white whippet in a black jacket on a forest trail

We’ve had some heavy rain the last few days. The weather was wild in the North with gale force winds, flinging our last apples from the tree. We’ll leave these for the hedgehogs, the visiting birds.

autumn accepts
the river roaring past
mist rising

© Xenia Tran

Shin Falls in autumn, swollen with rain

We hope everyone stayed safe and dry over the weekend.

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

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/200 s – ISO 160 and f/4 – 1/200 s – ISO 100.

Frank J Tassone’s Weekly Haikai Challenge #111: Withering Wind

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #278: Vapor & Howl

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Duende