Haiku: Weathered Wood

close up of weathered wood on an upturned tree stump
a memorial bench plaque with a poem by Linda-Anne Campbell

weathered wood
the memorial bench
still holds her poem

© Xenia Tran

weathered wooden memorial bench

Thank you again for all your good wishes before we went on our blogging break!

We had a relaxing time with beautiful walks in quiet areas (without a phone signal and limited internet) and hope you had a peaceful week too.

Wishing you a blessed Sunday and a happy week ahead,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Weathered Wood was first published in Troutswirl – The Haiku Foundation Blog, Haiku Dialogue: Finding Peace and Contemplation … in worn, imperfect and transient things … rusty hitching iron, 22 September 2021. A warm-hearted thank you to guest-editor Marietta MacGregor and The Haiku Foundation for featuring my poem and putting this beautiful edition together.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #168: Seen Better Days

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.

28 thoughts on “Haiku: Weathered Wood”

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Tina and for hosting this lovely challenge 🤗💜 xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Cathy, it was very peaceful with every kind of weather! 😁💚🍂 Hope you had a great week too and much love to you all 🤗💕🐕 xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Bella, it was a lovely surprise to find this poem on the bench and a true haiku moment 💜 xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Yvette, I wonder about the story too and couldn’t find any further information. The grounds are in new ownership and it looks as if this bench relates to someone who lived here before. The love can still be felt when we read her words 💚 xxx

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      1. Yes – love can still be felt and reminds me how powerful a memorial can be – and this is way better than the gaudy expensive marble slabs and status items some folks have – this has depth and beauty and naturalness

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    1. Thank you kindly dear Amy, we had a lovely time – hope you had a great week too! 🤗💖 xxx

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  1. I like your eye for the beauty and decay. I believe it (Decay, weathering) is a manifestation of the wisdom we desire but we are afraid of if not wise. Beautiful blog.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Paul, there’s so much beauty to be found in all that weathers and ages 😊

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