Haibun: Writing The Stones


black whippet on a mountain trail


The shelter was a grey place where seasons barely changed. The sunlight came from loving people who found hearts to give us homes. We turned towards their light and that is what sustained us. We see this light today in others too, in every butterfly and every flower. It is this light that warms our faces in the wind. It is reflected in the wisdom of the stones. It is this light that binds the pack we walk with. We dip our pen in gratitude and love. We write to share the light that saved us.

grass turns to gold
memories of summer
dazzle the trail

Β© Xenia Tran


two whippets on a mountain trail

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx


Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasononic Lumix FZ200, settings: iA, 1/400 s and Action, 1/800 s, ISO Auto.


Toni has invited us to share why we write the way we do at:
dVerse Poets Haibun Monday: Why?

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Dutch Goes The Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Stones


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.

59 thoughts on “Haibun: Writing The Stones”

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words E.C. It truly is a blessing to share our lives with Eivor and Pearl. Exploring nature and seeing the world through their eyes is something we are very grateful for and it is a pleasure to share these experiences here with our poetry and photographs. We wish you a blessed rest of the day and much love to you from all of us here :o) xxx

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      1. You’re welcome! When I first read yours, I didn’t know it was Haibun until I started to do Colleen’s poetry challenge. She has a good length of description different forms (format) of Haibun and I love it ever since. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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      2. Thank you Miriam πŸ’œ There are different approaches and interpretations to creating haiku and haibun and I prefer the freedom that sparkles in Jane Reichold’s work and her translations of Basho β˜ΊπŸ’– xxx


  1. Xenia, I love this post. It touches my heart… Makes me have the experience of nurturing peace and home. Blessings! Debbie
    ps – I’m on vacation for the next few weeks. See you when I get back. (I did my Forgiving Fridays post tonight instead before I go ❀ )

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  2. SMiLes my Friend for truly
    all that separates Human and
    Dog from Nature God Love sAMe
    Are the
    tHat Cover Paws of Love..
    You know it’s ‘funny’ Xenia.. when i was
    a shut-in for 66 months in the shallow then
    of Losing all warm and fuzzy humanity
    i Was Watching a Zoo show in incredible
    eye and ear pain and in that show
    there was a Group of Naked
    Apes Hugging
    of Humans
    coming into cAge
    And what i cAMe to understand
    is then i had nothing nothing aT aLL..
    For so many years Humans in their dogma have
    said that animals are only beasts without emotions
    Thank God For Science for Science now shows they
    experience the same warm and fuzzy cozy oxytocin
    Love Bonding Neurohormones in touch that all Healthy Social
    Mammals experience for a Bond of Love and the saddest part of all
    is for the Animal evolved to be the Most Loving Animal the Human
    lost so much
    oF iTs fur of love
    fur elise a song
    so far away from Home..:)

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      1. SMiLes.. for Healthy
        Mammal Emotions
        Do Flow like Rivers
        to Ocean
        Animals usually dam
        them and mostly Human Animals
        too as Language Frees and imprisons life true
        too keeping
        SmiLes HiGHer
        as TrUE LoVE BloSSoMs LiGHT..:)

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