Tanka: Parallels

 

close up of a young crow on seaweed mixed with tidal sand

 

crow’s feast
between here and there
Samhain
honouring who came before
their spirits ever near

Β© Xenia Tran

 

an oystercatcher wading along the shoreline and three crows in the foreground on stones with sand and seaweed

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/6.5, 1/320 s, ISO 125.

 

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Author: Tranature - quiet moments in nature

The stories, poems and photographs on Tranature are the original creative work of Xenia Tran, inspired by the natural surroundings of the Scottish Highlands.

11 thoughts on “Tanka: Parallels”

  1. Awesome! Great images – but then, I’m partial to ravens and crows! and I like how you’ve woven in the myths of their significance and Samhain and ancestors, etc. and veils thinning. And the use of “here and there” really makes this sing!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Pat πŸ’œ I love the mythical aura of ravens and crows and how they peacefully mingle with all the waders on the shore πŸ™‚πŸ’– xxx

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