Tanka: New World

two paddle boarders on the rippled water at dusk
close up of a small firepit on the beach

words of old friends
create new worlds …
by the firepit
we marvel as the sun sets
in fading lines of surf

© Xenia Tran

a lensball on a rock in the water at sunset

Wishing you all a blessed Sunday and a peaceful new week ahead,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/4.5 – 1/40 s – ISO 250, f/5 -1/8 s – ISO 1600 and f/4 – 1/20 s – ISO 800.

New World was first published in Ribbons, Fall 2020: Volume 16, Number 3. A very big thank you to Christine L Villa and the team at Ribbons for featuring my poem and putting this beautiful edition together.

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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.

33 thoughts on “Tanka: New World”

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Tina. I wrote this poem a few months ago and it seems very apt for today 🧡 xxx

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    1. Thank you kindly dear Sherry, it was lovely to get together around the firepit while keeping a safe social distance🧡

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    1. Thank you kindly dear Cathy, it was lovely and a great way to safely get together outdoors 🧡 A happy Sunday to you too from all of us here 🤗💖🐕 xxx

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    1. Thank you kindly dear Eliza, it was a lovely to enjoy the sunset sitting on the sand around the fire, listening to each other, the crackling flames and the sea. Hope you were able to build a small, safe campfire too 🧡 xxx

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      1. Sadly, because of ticks, we no longer have campfires. Only in the dead of winter, in the snow, would we be safe from them. Somehow, it doesn’t seem as much fun then. 😉 But this year, many folks are doing just that. The only sanctioned small gatherings are outside. Time’s change, go with the flow!

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  1. Well done. Something about gazing at a fire, ‘waiting for the sun’.

    “At first flash of Eden
    We race down to the sea
    Standing there on freedom’s shore
    Waiting for the sun
    Waiting for the sun
    Waiting for the sun” –The Doors

    Love the crystal ball too. Superb.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Patti and much love from our house to yours 🤗💖 xxx

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