Haiku: Clan Stones

Culloden Battlefield

a blonde highland cow eating dried winter grass on the moors
a bunch of wilting flowers wrapped in the Stewart tartan

fenced off
a highland cow feeds
near the clan stones

© Xenia Tran

Presence #73, July 2022

Stewart clan stone at Culloden with a bouquet of flowers

Cee invites us to connect to the present moment and Anne invites us to share our photographic groove. Connecting in a present moment to take a closer look and reflect on what I see runs like a thread through all my writing and photography.

Both haiku and photographs help me to pause and capture these moments and sometimes, such as in this case, the present moment connects me to a poignant moment in the past.

The above haiku is another one from my Culloden series, which has just been published in the July 2022 issue of Presence.

The header image is one I have shared before in a Silent Sunday post called Moorland Grazing. There was a timelessness about the scene that made me pause, reflect and sit down to write for a while.

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #211: What’s Your Photographic Groove

CFFC: Connects You to the Present Moment

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.

31 thoughts on “Haiku: Clan Stones”

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Cathy 💚 Much love back from our house to yours and please give sweet Flynn a gentle pat from us all 🤗💕🐕 xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Cee and for hosting this lovely challenge 💛


    1. Thank you so much for your kind words and your love dear Nia, wishing you a blessed day too and much love back from our house to yours 🤗💕🐈 xxx

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