Haiku: Peace Candle

photo haiku by Xenia Tran featuring a book and candle

second-hand bookstore
a blue and yellow candle
lit in the corner

© Xenia Tran

Haiku Dialogue, The Haiku Foundation, 9 March 2022

a lit blue and yellow candle in a wooden bookcase

It is heart-breaking to see what is happening in the world today because of one man’s fear of open and honest conversation.

It is heart-warming to see how many of us are working together for peace and freedom at the same time.

Yesterday’s visit of friendship to Kyiv by the Prime Ministers of Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovenia and Poland’s Deputy Prime Minister hopefully marks another step on the road to peace.

When you look more closely at the actions taken by people in support of peace for Ukraine, they all come from a place of kindness and compassion. Each and every one of these actions make a statement and make a difference.

Last Monday I signed an Open Letter (organised by The Society of Authors) to the writers, illustrators and translators of Ukraine expressing our solidarity. When I looked at the signatures more closely, I noticed that the name above mine was almost the same as my late grandmother’s. She was nearly 101 years old and lived through two World Wars.

Had she been alive today, I’m sure she would have signed the Open Letter too.

Wishing for peace and freedom in Ukraine and wishing you all a blessed Wednesday,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #190: Close and Closer

Word of the Day Challenge: Statement

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.

32 thoughts on “Haiku: Peace Candle”

    1. Thank you kindly dear Laurie, there has been so much suffering here. We are all praying for peace 🙏💜🕊 xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Cathy 💕🙏💕 Much love from our house to yours 🤗💕🐕 xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Tina, it means so much to everyone there to know they’re not alone 💞💜💞 xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Martha, I believe that too. Knowing others are with you in spirit is something we can all feel at a soul level and brings us closer together in times like these 💞💜💞🙏 xxx

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      1. I’ve rented AirBNBs in Ukraine. Hearing from the individuals whose places I rented — good god. I don’t even know where the people actually ARE only that maybe in some very small way I might have made things easier for them. ❤

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        1. Aww that is wonderful Martha, it will make a difference and provide them with much needed income 💜 xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Anne, it’s so important to keep this flame of hope and peace alive 💛🕊 xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear John, I can imagine how your parents would feel if they could see what is happening now. It has to stop and we support all peaceful, humanitarian and diplomatic actions to create peace and freedom for Ukraine 🙏🕊

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  1. Beautiful dear Xenia, You brought us all together with the same feelings and thoughts with all your sensitivity and your kind-hearted touches. I do hope and wish all these steps to work and to stop the war… This is an inhumane event that does not suit the 21st century. Voice and power of the”Peace” should be raising from everywhere in the world. You did great. Thank you, Love, nia

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Nia 🌹 It is heart-warming to see people from all corners of the world sending a message of peace and doing whatever they can to help. Thank you for your prayers too and much love from our house to yours 🙏💖🕊 xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Patti, may peace and freedom return to Ukraine soon 💜🕊 xxx

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