Haiku: Sunlight on her Wings

three oystercatchers near the tidal surf and shingle
an oystercatcher in flight above the water

filled with love
her lasting footprint
in this world

© Xenia Tran

an oystercatcher rising through the sky next to a rainbow

This post is dedicated to our dear haiku friend Kristjaan from Carpe Diem Haiku Kai who lost his mother to Covid-19.

Our thoughts are with him and his family at this difficult time and with all of you who recently lost a loved one.

Wishing you a peaceful Sunday and a blessed week ahead,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/6.5 – 1/1600 s – ISO 1000, f/5.6 – 1/125 s – ISO 100 and f/5 – 1/800 s – ISO 400.

The above haiku has subsequently been published in EarthRise Rolling Haiku Collaboration 2021 – Entering the Earth as part of a four-haiku sequence. You can download a free pdf file of the full publication here. A warm thank you to Jim Kacian and The Haiku Foundation for putting this edition together.

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai: Memories of a Loved One

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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.

29 thoughts on “Haiku: Sunlight on her Wings”

  1. Such a beautiful dedication! So very sorry to read about the death of Kristjaan’s mother. By the time this terrible pandemic is over, there will be so many people grieving for loved ones who have died from Covid-19.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words and thoughts dear Laurie, our hearts go out to everyone who has been affected 💞💜💞

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Cathy 💗 A peaceful Sunday and much love to you too from all of us here 🤗💕🐕 xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind and thoughtful words dear Ann-Christine, it’s a deeply emotional time and also a time for deep love and healing 💗 xxx

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  2. A lovely tribute Xenia – how sad for all of us. The lives of those lost will have an effect on us all, but especially of course on their loved ones. May they find peace.

    I loved your little oystercatchers. they are one of my favorites to photograph because of their bright red eyes and orange beaks, which you’ve captured beautifully.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words and thoughts dear Tina 💜 The oystercatchers are a joy to be around and many birds seem to be watching over us and understand how we’re feeling 💖🐦

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    1. Thank you kindly dear Anne that’s exactly how it feels 💜 The rainbow appeared a couple of hours before I heard the news 🌈

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      1. I think that she was passing by to say farewell. with that rainbow. I know that sounds a bit like the Twilight Zone but I recently had an infant that I had been praying for pass through the bedroom at 5:30 am one morning. I just knew the little one had gone. I found out later, from her Grandmother , that 5:30 was the exact time she had left this life I have not had things like that happen before but I am now keeping an open mind .

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        1. Thank you for sharing this dear Anne and I’m so sorry to hear about the little one’s passing. I always believe we are given these signs and messages for a reason and it’s as if they wanted us to know they safely made the journey home 🌈🕊 xxx

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