Tanka: Quiet Falls

(For Joe)

a great blue heron standing in a tidal lagoon beside a breakwater
a great blue heron wading through a tidal lagoon

quiet falls
where you once stood
a great blue heron
pauses to feed
beside his own reflection

Β© Xenia Tran

haikuKATHA Issue 16, February 2023

close up of a great blue heron standing beside a seaweed-covered breakwater at low tide

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday and a blessed and peaceful 2023.

With love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

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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 “Tanka: Quiet Falls”

  1. I missed my Herons… they were living on the tree… Beautiful Heron’s photographs they are. I loved them all. Thank you dear, I love Herons so much. Love, nia

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Nia πŸ’œ I can imagine how you miss your wonderful herons and I hope you will get to see some near where you are now. Wishing you a blessed evening and much love back from our house to yours πŸ’–πŸ’« xxx

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    1. Thank you kindly dear Martha πŸ’œ Wishing you a blessed day and please give sweet Bear and Teddy a big pat from us all πŸΎπŸ’–πŸΎ xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Cathy πŸ’š Wishing you a peaceful 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 Laurie πŸ’œ This poem is for Joe, who passed away last year. He always fed and cared for our local birds when they were injured.

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  2. Such quiet stillness in these words and images, and so calming. Herons are beautiful creatures, and inspiring, too. Wonderful post as always, Xenia. Stay warm and tell Misty hello for me. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Mike and Misty says thank you too πŸΎπŸ’›πŸΎ Hope you’re staying warm as well and much love back from our house to yours πŸ’–

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