Tanka: Only Silence

night time scene in a Highland village
a church lit up at night with reflections in the water

there is no sound
from the puddles in our street
only silence
where the wind just blew
and rattled all the rafters

ยฉ Xenia Tran

light falling through the night sky

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday and a peaceful rest of the week,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/5.6 – 1/8 s – ISO 1600, f/6.5 – 1/15 s – ISO 4000 and f/6.5 – 1/1 s – ISO 800.

Only Silence was first published in The Bamboo Hut, Number 4 – 2020. A very big thank you to Steve Wilkinson for featuring my poem and putting this beautiful edition together.

Carpe Diem #1837: Blowing in the Wind

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.

14 thoughts on “Tanka: Only Silence”

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Cathy ๐Ÿงก I’m not sure what we saw in the last picture. To the eye it looked like a shooting star and when I zoomed in with the camera it looked like something more ethereal floating down to earth. Happy Wednesday to you too from all of us here! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ• xxx

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  1. I got goosebumps from viewing your photographs and poem ….
    Am not sure if it’s too much Halloween on my mind, or an overactive imagination, or perhaps you magicked tension & mystery into this post.
    But a welcome start to our weekend festivities!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Ju-Lyn. I’m not sure what we were seeing that night – it looked like a shooting star and the camera captured it as something more mysterious and other-worldly. If they were spirits landing to offer a helping hand in the current crisis they’ll be very welcome! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’œ xxx

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