Haibun: For London


blue whippet running on the beach with a pink ball

Wherever we are, whatever we are doing in each moment, our focus can shift quickly when we see others in need.


black whippet running on the beach

We stop our play and what we are doing on that day to reach out, with hand and heart …


two whippets looking to the left

… as we are all part of one family.


love flows
between these cornerstones
kindness blossoms

Β© Xenia Tran


flower buds macro

This post is dedicated to the victims, families and friends of the fire at Grenfell Tower in London and all those kind souls from the fire brigade, emergency services, volunteers and community members who have come together to help.

With love and blessings from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx


Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, settings: Action, 1/800 s, iA, 1/400 s and Macro, 1/200 s.


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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.

74 thoughts on “Haibun: For London”

    1. Thank you for your kind words Herb, it is so tragic and could have been avoided if the council had listened to the many many warnings. My heart goes out to the people and the firemen who have worked around the clock to try and save as many lives as they could. Sending blessings and prayers too.


      1. Sometimes ya gotta wonder about people. We get similar official attitudes over here, and usually, they have some sort of “explanation” as to why…Just this week, an old fleabag of an old, old hotel got depopulated after years and years of neglect and pleas. Ya just gotta wonder.

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  1. So very terrible! It was so hard to watch the footage and see the people trapped inside. My daughter lives in New York City. Fortunately, on the third floor with a solid fire escape. Lovely photos!

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    1. Thank you Laurie, it is so very sad that health and safety concerns were being ignored by those in power. These people did not have a fire escape and only one stairwell where gaspipes were exploding. It is tragic beyond words. It sounds like your daughter lives in a much safer building. Sending love and blessings to you all πŸ’œ xxx

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    LiGht A HoMe Of HeaRT..
    SMiLes aGAiN mY FriEnd
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    1. Thank you for your kind words. It is so so sad as it seems it could have been easily avoided had proper fire and safety regulations been applied by those responsible. Thank you for stopping by and much love to you and Tippy xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words Lynn πŸ’œ It is such a blessing to share our life with these two and they have come such a long way since their days in the shelter ☺🐾🐾

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  3. I love this sweet and heartfelt tribute to those who needlessly lost their lives in yet another tragedy, Xenia. And seeing photos of your dear canine family members never fail to lift my heart. Thanks for sharing them with us all. xo

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  4. We are all in this together. I so love the world that its beauty fills me, and I revel in all its joys.
    I so love the world that its pain is my pain, as well, and I share in its tears.

    Seek peace always,


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