Wordless Wednesday: From Fierce Pace To Sleeping Space

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Photographs by Xenia Tran, unedited.

Camera: Lumix Panasonic FZ38, settings: Outdoor Action and Indoor Scene.

 

Wordless Wednesday

Daily Prompt: Fierce

 

Discover Challenge: Open-Minded

Open-mindedness and mindfulness are themes which have been running through many of the stories, poems and haiku on this blog and today was another example of the blessings they can bring.

Those of you who saw my post ‘Haiku: Witness To The Magic‘ in response to the Daily Prompt ‘Witness’ will have read the following haiku:

In mountain forest
mindfulness carries witness
to all the magic.

© Xenia Tran

The haiku is accompanied by a photograph of Eivor and Pearl watching a bird of prey glide by. I did not mention in the original post what they were watching because I am not sure what kind of bird it was. Sighthounds have much better eyesight than humans and I was also partly blinded by the direction of the light. All I could see was a dark outline and to me it looked the size of a peregrine falcon. It was clear to me though, that it was a large bird of prey and that it had spotted potential prey.

Earlier today Denis from Haiku Hound commented on the post and after I told him what kind of bird I thought the whippets were watching he replied: ‘Hunters watching a hunter, there may be a haiku there Xenia?’

I looked at the photograph again and remembered I had taken two others at the same time. I had not used them for the original post but thankfully not deleted them either.

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This is the first photograph in the sequence. We are energetically connected as a pack and when the whippets notice something I notice them noticing, even though I may not be able to see what they can see.

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This is the second photograph in the sequence. Eivor is still watching the bird of prey and Pearl has now hardened her stance and her stare and is looking further down to see what potential prey the bird has spotted. This is when the haiku, encouraged by Denis and prompted by revisiting the moment, came:

Awoken falcon
glides on a wind of promise
hunters understand.

© Xenia Tran

The third photograph in the sequence is the photograph I posted four days ago with the first haiku.

two whippets in mountain forest.

They are now both watching the bird again.

I am very grateful for Denis and his encouragement to capture another part of this moment in a new haiku.

I am very grateful for all the comments and feedback I receive from fellow bloggers and followers and for all the wonderful photographs, poems and stories they share. Fresh perspectives are always a doorway to new understandings and deeper knowing and for that I thank you all.

Earlier this month I posted ‘Haiku: A Change In The Wind‘ and perhaps this is a nice haiku to end this post with:

A change in the wind
can carry many blessings
to an open mind.

© Xenia Tran

With much love to you all,

Xenia xxx

Photographs taken by Xenia Tran, unedited.

Camera: Lumix Panasonic FZ38, setting: Outdoor Action.

Daily Post Discover Challenge: Open-Minded

Haiku: Running Experts

 

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Natural athletes

who make running a fun thing

courting morning sun.

© Xenia Tran

 

Photograph by Xenia Tran, edited in windows photo editor.

Camera: Lumix Panasonic FZ38, setting: Outdoor Action.

 

Daily Prompt: Expert.

This week’s Haiku Horizons Prompt is Court.

 

Haiku: Stones By The River

 

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Stones by the river

mesmerising spirit of

miniature mountains.

© Xenia Tran

 

Photograph by Xenia Tran, unedited.

Camera: Lumix Panasonic FZ38, setting: iA.

 

Carpe Diem #1048 Stones

 

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge 112: River & Stone

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Frame

 

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The blooming heather wraps the landscape in a purple frame, her sweet scent greeting the wanderer …

 

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… the frame on which we walk disappears when rains fill the loch …

 

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… new frames are created through shadow and light when the sun breaks through …

 

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… for one who can see beyond what we will ever be able to see.

 

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, unedited.

Camera: Lumix Panasonic FZ38, settings: Landscape and iA.

 

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Frame

 

Haiku: Witness To The Magic

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In mountain forest
mindfulness carries witness
to all the magic.

© Xenia Tran

Photograph by Xenia Tran, unedited.

Camera: Lumix Panasonic FZ38, setting: Outdoor Action.

In the comments below Denis from Haiku Hound suggested I create another haiku about this moment. You can see the story, the haiku and additional photographs in my post ‘Discover Challenge: Open-Minded.

Daily Prompt: Witness

Carpe Diem 1037: Pleasure

Discover Challenge: Designed For You

 

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Sweet Pearl, I love the way you curl your tail and howl like a wolf in your dreams when the moon is full.

I love how you catch a ball and skip over the sand as if you have wings.

I love how we clicked and smiled at each other that first time we met at the shelter. You made the noise and the fear disappear.

 

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Sweet Eivor, I love the way you flick your paw when you stride over the sands and how your tail is made for writing poems in the sky when you fly.

I love the way you roll and carry the smell of the forest to make us feel as if we belong there.

I love how we clicked and smiled at each other the first time we met at the shelter. You made the noise and fear disappear.

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Our bond weaves the path

our love creates the motion

as we learn to fly.

© Xenia Tran

 

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We are perfectly

designed to love each other

dancing into light.

© Xenia Tran

 

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With love from

Eivor and Pearl xxx

 

Photographs taken by Xenia Tran, edited in windows photo editor.

Camera: Lumix Panasonic FZ38, setting: Outdoor Action.

 

Daily Post Discover Challenge: Designed For You