Haibun: The Circle Of Giving


This winter the snows melt within a few days of falling. The slopes remain closed and empty ski-lifts rock silently in the wind. We see a few long faces in the glen. They came here to snow-board and fly down the mountain. The glen’s heart pours with music from tumbling burns. The sun’s rays dance in the rhythm of the mountain’s beat. We raise our gaze in gratitude, spread our arms wide and bathe in the joy.

nature gives freely
with unconditional love
sacred blessings

© Xenia Tran


Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, setting: iA.

In response to dVerse Poets Pub Haibun Monday: The Best Things In Life Are Free

Carpe Diem Namasté, the Spiritual Way #3 – Spiritual Love Based on Zen Buddhism


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 two adopted whippets Eivor and Pearl.

47 thoughts on “Haibun: The Circle Of Giving”

    1. Thank you for your kind words Cathy :o) A lovely start to the week so far and we are blessed with one more mild day until the temperature drops again. Hope all is well with you too and much love to you and Finn xxx

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  1. How lovely. You have given us such a wonderful vision of your area – the tumbling burns – I so like that. And I love the picture as well. I can just see the pups playing and racing about – tumbling burns indeed.

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