Tanka: Dappled Light

 

a male and female mallard duck resting under a bush

 

under a bush
ducks resting on spring grass
dappled light
ahead of his love and her nest
a swan guards the river

© Xenia Tran

 

 

a male swan guarding the river at low tide

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

 

Carpe Diem Spring Retreat 2018: The Light of the World

Twiglet #74: Under a Bush

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Lines

Daily Prompt: Observe

 

Haiku: Warm Notes

 

young leaves in the foreground, lit up by the sun

 

warm notes
of the shakuhachi
deep forest

© Xenia Tran

 

male mallard duck bathing in a pond

 

listening
to the shakuhachi
splashing duck

© Xenia Tran

 

snow capped mountain peaks across Loch Morlich

 

here to stay
on mountain peaks
another season

© Xenia Tran

 

Kristjaan at Carpe Diem invites us to revise two haiku by Soen Nakagawa (1907-1984). The first one inspired two haiku. A shakuhachi is a flute that was originally introduced in Japan from China during the 6th century and is often used in meditation.

We wish you all a very happy Monday and a wonderful new week!

With love, Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

 

Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #30: Revise that Haiku – Soen Nakagawa’s Mountain Peak

Carpe Diem Spring Retreat 2018: The Light of the World

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Lines

 

Haiku: Lit up by Dew

 

close up of tree buds with pearls of morning dew and silk strings from a spider

 

lit up by dew
the spider’s silk breathes
pearls and rainbows

© Xenia Tran

 

spider's web in blooming gorse, covered in pearls of dew

We are delighted that two haiku posted on this blog, Floating Swan and Sweet Starling, appear in EarthRise Rolling Haiku Collaboration 2018 – Year of the Bird.

This publication is now available as a free download from the Haiku Foundation and we want to express a big thank you to the editors for putting this beautiful collection together.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend,
with love, Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

 

Carpe Diem Spring Retreat 2018: The Light of the World

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Lines

Daily Prompt: Notable

 

Haiku: Wandering Clouds

 

four male mallard ducks swimming through a pond

 

splash of water
clouds wandering
across the pond

© Xenia Tran

 

tree-lined pond with a bird hide across the water

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

 

Carpe Diem Spring Retreat 2018: The Light of the World

Twiglet #73: Splash of Water

Daily Prompt: Bestow

Daily Prompt Weekly Photo Challenge: Lines