Quadrille: A Fairy Tail


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the winds blow wild and
free around the forest

sheltered by the trees
a peaceful pulse
beats in the soil

fairies sweep the leaves
and wash the curtains

fearless of the wolves
who prowl and leap

into the joy of their
own autumn story

Β© Xenia Tran


blue whippet in forest

Our thoughts and prayers are with all the people and animals affected by hurricane Irma, the brave people from the emergency services and all the police and rescue dogs who are doing an amazing job.

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx


Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, setting: Action, 1/800 s, ISO Auto.


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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.

61 thoughts on “Quadrille: A Fairy Tail”

  1. You pointed so nicely dear Xenia, I am so sad too for people who experienced with Irma hurricane. I have and also world have never seen something like that before. It has all records by itself…. But as I watched the tv and internet, people did a great job, with all animals… How changed our earth and seasons and climates… I hope and wish people could understand how important global climate change and try to do something for ours future.

    Thank you dear, have a nice day and new week, Love, nia

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    1. Thank you so much for our kind words dear Nia. We too hope that more people in positions of influence and power can understand how important global climate change is and what we can all do to make a positive difference. We wish you a lovely rest of the week and send much love your way xxx

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  2. I love it when the three of you go all faerie on us. such a glorious romp in the woods. I don’t think Pearl is chasing the faeiries, I think she is running behind them as they gaily run in front of her, showing her their wonders.

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  3. Fairies love mushroom umbrellas! πŸ™‚ And I love these lines:
    “fairies sweep the leaves
    and wash the curtains”
    Through my grandchildren, I learned how to make fairy houses in their back yards and in the woods — using only natural materials and those that are available without “picking” them from a tree/or soil. So flower petals that have already fallen to the ground make soft beds for fairies with acorn bedsteads! πŸ™‚
    I always smile when I see your whippets! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words Lillian! How wonderful that your grandchildren taught you how to make fairy houses in such an organic way – I love the idea of acorn bedsteads with flower petals as soft beds for the fairies! :o) xxx

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  4. I love the gentle pulse of your quadrille, Xenia. I especially love the lines:
    ‘sheltered by the trees
    a peaceful pulse
    beats in the soil’
    and the sweet image of the fairies who:
    ‘… sweep the leaves
    and wash the curtains’.
    Autumn cleaning instead of spring cleaning!

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  5. Kind Intelligent Bright Blue Spiritual
    Eyes with SMiLes of Harmony
    And Peace
    Reminds me
    A little bit of
    my Sister.. FriEnd
    Xenia as surely you
    Are a Poet Sister to me
    anyWay mY FriEnd.. only
    Difference of Spirit really is my
    Sister is highly anxious although
    Very kind.. no anxiety.. i sense and feel
    heaR my friEnd
    the Window
    of the Soul
    i Feel and
    Sense here of your eYes.. now..
    anyWay2 that’s my Biggest Surprise now
    of the week for i’ve had many other online
    friends who i did not see their face ’till later
    on down the Road of Internet time.. And sure..
    ‘believe it or not’.. for the first 33 or so months of my
    online life all there was was/is a blue eyed avatar baby
    picture of me.. for it took much courage to make any face
    at all after all that pain/numb.. not an issue any more hehe..
    as my face gets
    all over
    the place
    in joyous
    dance just for
    the Gift of Life Free my friend.. aGaiN
    anyway.. thanks now for the kind online
    greeting of your non-verbal expression
    heAR and it’s True Nature is a Wild and
    Kind Loving Ferocious Wind and Dance
    and Song too my friEnd with thanks
    for the Kind wishes for the
    folks who were/are surely
    Ravaged by
    Wild BaLaNCinG Air
    And Water last week..
    As A recovery continues for now
    in the Deep Humid Hot Sun of the Counties
    West from us through South Florida as Challenge for Now..:)

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    1. Hello my FRiEnD and good to see you here after the trail that Irma left – hope you, Katrina, Yellow Boy and your friends and family are all OK and your homes survived the storms. My greeting here was long overdue although I enjoy letting nature and the whippets do most of the talking πŸ˜‰ Sending you sMiles across the miles my FRiEnD and Poet Brother and lots of love to you, Katrina and Yellow Boy too β˜ΊπŸ’– xxx

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      1. No Damage from
        as the Name Definition
        of Irma goes as Warrior
        Goddess.. Nature’s Force
        of course unleashed for Balance..
        in fact a cool unseasonably
        tropical breeze
        is all we received
        as in Nature a
        respite from
        the heat here
        with open windows
        for fresh air more.. smiles
        to you my friENd too with lots
        of love to your Husband and all
        the nice Whippets full of energy
        and love too.. will surely give
        Yellow Boy and Katrina
        a pet from you too..
        or perhaps
        just a hug
        for Katrina hehe
        as Kats and Cats go hugs..;)

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