Haibun: Divine Timing




The snows are melting into rivers and behind the mountains Spring waits to bring her blessings. Gulls are waiting in the sun for the tide to turn. They trust the sea. We trust the moon. She understands where peace is needed and leaves a perfect blue behind the clouds.

the water tells us
divine timing in life
always flows

© Xenia Tran




Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, setting: iA.


We are delighted that this haibun has been included in ‘All My Years – Tribute to Jane Reichhold’ by Chevrefeuille, published in December 2017 and available from Carpe Diem Haiku Kai.


In response to dVerse Poets Haibun Monday #29: Waiting

Carpe Diem Honors Jane Reichhold (1937-2017) – A Rainbow Bridge

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Graceful


Author: whippetwisdom

The stories, poems and photographs on this blog are the original creative work of Xenia Tran. Inspired by life in the Scottish Highlands and in awe of nature she gives voice to the wisdom of her adopted and fostered whippets.

69 thoughts on “Haibun: Divine Timing”

  1. Lovely words and pictures. Cherries blossom in Glasgow gardens and daffodils poke their heads up in January…strange climactic goings on…I think there’s a sting in the tail of this Winter yet so enjoy mild whilst ye have it 😉

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    1. Thank you for your kind words Toni. We were hiking further north the other day and locals told us it was warmer now than it had been all Summer. Our Winter has never been this short and the snows may still return. Sending you much love 💖 xxx


  2. Divine timing, melting snow and gorgeous photos combine into a superb haibun, Xenia. And spring still waits. She’s keeping us on our toes. We had a long powercut from five yesterday afternoon until the early hours of this morning. They only happen when the weather is cold, never in the summer! Enjoy your whippet walks! xxx

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    1. Thank you for your kind words Kim and sorry to hear about your power cut. It sounds as if it is colder where you are – we have around 10-12C here and some early flowers. Hope you will keep the power and that it warms up in Norfolk soon 💖 xxx

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  3. sMiLes.. my FriEnd.. Xenia Tran.. i guess
    i am more of a fast
    cat who thinks
    deeply but
    missed the
    fact that the smiling
    nice young woman who
    is actually the only one from
    the entire dVerse trail that i fully
    comment on from that trail who took the time
    and effort to at least come by then/now with
    a smile of like.. so.. i suppose.. i too.. kNow..
    FeeL and SeNSe as ReaL the
    Water surELy
    DanceS a SonG
    of God FreeLY and suRELy
    A SiGn that wins an SoS of
    an entire globe’s soUL for
    a day in the liFE of God
    WiThiN NoW..
    i missed the friendly
    Greyhounds pointing
    back here in the last
    few times you
    my blog
    as it seems
    that only a finished
    blog was linked.. beFore.. as you
    see.. my friEnd.. i’ve visited thousands of
    poets over the course of the last three and
    a half years and i remember the places i FeeL the
    greaTEst liGhts and your home here is one of those
    places for a connoisseur oF liGht as now my friEnd.. flowS on…Peace..:)

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