Haibun: Return Of The Sun

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An arctic wind blew past last week, bringing sleet and snow, winter coats and woolly hats. Inside, the fire roared once more and banter rose up the chimney. Winter’s music had returned and we remembered the dance. A few days on we wonder if it really happened. We walk in short sleeves on the beach, listening to the song of the gulls and the gentle splash of waves on rock.

april wags her tail
before spring returns the sun
summer melody

ยฉ Xenia Tran

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Happy Monday everyone and we wish you all a wonderful new week!

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Cameral: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, setting: iA, 1/200 s.

dVerse poets Haibun Monday: Tramps Like Us Were Born To Survive

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.

72 thoughts on “Haibun: Return Of The Sun”

      1. 17ยฐC as far as I’m concerned is still cold! But then we didn’t have temperatures as low as -4ยฐC at all this winter. A couple of days of -2ยฐC in January was our limit.

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  1. Nice! We had “almost snow” last Thursday and cold rain today. It’s been a crappy few days, but the sun and warmer temps are on their way for Wednesday. I will be running around just like the whippets, doing the happy dance. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Beautiful photos and words – we had rain most of the day so there is definitely room for improvement! Lots of love to you all ๐Ÿ˜บxxx

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    1. Thank you for your kind words Kim and we did get our full share straight from the North Pole! It has thankfully passed and today was our first day of enjoying a coffee outside the cafรฉ by the harbour and slapping on the sunscreen and midge repellant in equal measure ;o) xxx

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      1. The Cafe by the Harbour – a good title for a poem. It sounds wonderful. I am brewing plans to visit Scotland at some point in the future. Always loved it but only ever got as far as Aberdeen and Peterhead. I would love to visit the islands but it is a very long journey and I don’t travel well.

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      2. Thank you Kim, there are a few small harbour cafรฉs around here that will make a lovely subject for a poem ;o) The islands are beautiful. We have only been to Mull and Iona many years ago and loved it. There is so much beauty on the mainland too that may be easier to reach for you :o) xxx

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    1. Thank you for your kind words Cathy, they were wondering what had happened to Spring. So glad to see the sun return with lovely warm weather. I hope all is well in Wales too and much love to you and Finn :o) xxx

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      1. Weโ€™re in Northumberland this week ๐Ÿ˜€ Having a little holiday in one of out favourite places. But thanks, I believe it is actually sunny in Wales!! Much love to you all xxx

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  3. Hi Xenia.. from far South..
    sMiLes.. is it no wonder
    That May Day is
    More AmaZinG
    the Further
    to SpRinG
    that Never Ends..
    A Celebration oF North
    WheRE DogS wear FloWeRS too
    iN HAir of Southern California Way..:)

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    1. Hi my FRiEnD Fred and thank you for traveling this far North to climes so fresh! We wish you a warm and happy May and send you big smiles across the miles โ˜บ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

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      1. Thanks again my friEnd.. Xenia.. Quick
        spurts now in visits to you.. heaR
        as i have gone the longer..
        hehe.. yes.. much longeR
        write of free verse
        style lately reminds
        me how much i Love
        A Zen art NoW of Micro
        Poetic Expressions of/for/as liFe..
        And after i finish my 1.6M word
        Bible on Memorial Day in a year
        of doing that from ’16 to ’17..
        juST for Fun..
        i hope
        to get
        back with
        reams and
        reAms more
        iN/as/for the Zen arT MoRe
        of MicroPoetic Expressions too..
        anyWay.. as aLways.. thanks for
        all the inspiration.. with Love..:)

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      2. Thank you my friend, always happy to inspire and I look forward to reading your MicroPoetic Expressions when they appear – they will make my broadband connection so happy too ;o) xxx

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      3. Haha.. but there will still
        be maybe a hundred of them
        or so in one MacroVerse too.. hehe..
        i’m a
        blog and
        that’s more
        or less AND MORE
        A LOG of all of that too..;)

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  4. Beautiful words and Haibun. It’s hard when you think Spring has arrived and then winter reminds you that it still has a little energy left. We have had some temperatures in the 80ยฐFs but are supposed to get frost on Monday morning. It just feels so much colder when the changes are sudden.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words and I agree, it feels much colder when the snap appears after warm Spring weather. I hope your forecast frost will melt again soon! Keep warm and enjoy the rest of your weekend :o) xxx

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  5. Your writing is so beautifully simple but colourful and descriptive, I feel like I’m sitting there by the chimney with you, woolly hat intact. Always such a pleasure to read your posts ๐Ÿ™‚ x

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