Haiku: Here – the Silenced

haiku by Xenia Tran and the cairn at Culloden Battlefield
Mixed Clans headstones with flowers at Culloden Battlefield

here – the silenced
still speak
war graves

© Xenia Tran

The Asahi Shimbun, 29 April 2022

close up of wreaths laid at Culloden Cairn on the 276th anniversary of the battle

Some of the wreaths and flowers from the 276th anniversary of the Battle of Culloden, which took place on 16 April 1746.

Wishing you all a peaceful Sunday,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #197: Rule of Thirds

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.

21 thoughts on “Haiku: Here – the Silenced”

  1. It’s so moving to see flowers left at these old grave stones. The sense of antiquity and silence is profound. And it’s amazing how only seven words can say so much. Wonderful, as always, Xenia. 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Mike. It is deeply moving to see the flowers and how often these graves are visited. It feels as if at some level, the spirits can feel this affection too 💛

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Tina, it is deeply moving to see and after visiting here before, we too keep returning here to reflect on the enormity of it all. I agree with you and believe the world would be more peaceful and cohesive if women were in charge 💫💜💫

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Anne, it is so moving we can still hear them and let them know they are being heard 💜

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