Tanka Prose: The Field of Everything

Leanach Cottage at Culloden moor with gorse in bloom
the cairn at Culloden Battlefield with fresh wreaths and flowers

The first gorse is in bloom and its warm scent of coconut and vanilla greets us as we follow the path across the moor. The rookery at Leanach Cottage is full of rooks and hooded crows. I wonder about the music the men who rest here would have danced to and all their loved ones, who wanted to keep them safe.

ancient battleground –
the place where men fell
brimming with life
pilgrims and progeny
hear a skylark sing

Β© Xenia Tran

a path meandering through shrubs, moorland and trees with a blue flag on the right

This is another poem from a series I wrote at Culloden Battlefield during my visits in February and April. You can read two earlier poems here and here.

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Your Daily Word Prompt: Elude

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.

12 thoughts on “Tanka Prose: The Field of Everything”

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Cathy, it has such a peaceful energy now and is a haven for wildlife too πŸ’šπŸ¦ Wishing you a lovely evening and please give sweet Flynn a gentle pat from us all πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸ• xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Karina, it’s so lovely to see and smell the gorse in bloom again πŸ’›

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Eliza, the gorse has a lovely, almost tropical, scent and it’s so good to hear the rooks calling again πŸ’›


    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Anne, I was thinking of ceilidhs and fiddle music too πŸ’œ xxx

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  1. The stone buildings speak of silence and antiquity, and your descriptions of gorse are so vivid. Your verse, as always, is beautiful and so meaningful. What a magical place. Wonderful stuff, Xenia. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Mike, it is a very special and inspiring place to visit 😊

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