Haiku: Trees Beside The Water


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in this forest
roots find fresh water
where spirits play

ยฉ Xenia Tran


two whippets playing in a forest burn

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.

27 thoughts on “Haiku: Trees Beside The Water”

    1. Thank you for your kind words Cathy, it is a very peaceful place. Seamus loved it too and his ashes were scattered near here. Eivor and Pearl love running into this part of the burn and it is as if they know his spirit is here too. I hope you are having a good day and much love to you and Finn :o) xxx

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  1. SMiLes.. my Friend
    For i Love to Feel
    And Sense
    my five
    toe paws
    as spirit roots
    too through sand
    and creeks too.. connecting
    me to Mother Earth’s Oxytocin
    Receptors on Soul of Feet
    Feeling all
    Dance And Song bRinGs so much more to
    Dog Paws aLive as Human Roots now too..
    oh yeaH.. and i caught the Linguist Roots now
    In Your New About Line too.. Just the Word Linguist
    Brings back Memories of Anthropology Classes to me..
    Wow.. 34 years ago seems like yesterday digging as
    Research Associate in Archeology.. Finding bits
    of carbon and bone fragments
    from ancestral subsistence
    meals.. rarely an arrow
    head and then lab
    bagging and labeling
    bags of evidence in endless
    Hours of Dig and Bore.. hehe..
    all the time then understanding no possibility
    of making any livelihood money at that.. best lesson of all
    my friend.. patience for the job at hand making the best of what is now
    as a
    of life
    set free as light..
    it’s true.. verbal language
    is innate and can be put into
    Cultural Words instinctually as Song
    Dance Flows as well aLive intuitively
    Shell oF
    Record Dance
    Nautilus Grows On Shell long..:)

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    1. Thank you my FRiEnD and so happy you can enjoy life set free as light ๐Ÿ’œ I studied Applied Linguistics later in life to support people affected by crime and help them find their voice again after trauma. It was very rewarding work and done on a not-for-profit basis. Free flow of words is something I always enjoy seeing as it is the healthiest way to be โ˜บ๐Ÿ’– xxx

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  2. sMiLes my friEnd for sure you
    are a giver and nurturer in the
    best way to do it all non-profit
    as such.. lovely to live life
    and love others
    with no
    to the rat
    race of profits
    my friend in all
    the modern ways
    that comes too..
    in online
    for commercials
    that rise above love..
    and truly language can
    be healing when connected
    back to emotion holding positive
    in behavioral cognitive therapy too
    but still my favorite healing practice
    is both dance and martial arts in free verse
    style too.. and sure words words words full
    of life
    organic flow..:)

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