Haibun: Water Of Life



blue whippet in jumper with driftwood on beach and rolling breakers


Even at our sheltered shore the waves are rolling high in Autumn winds. New curves are carved in the sand and a slice of beach lies more than a foot below from where we ran all through September. We love the sound of water. The spurts and bubbles sizzle in a primal rhythm that makes us feel at home. When salt from the sea becomes one with the air we taste new freedoms.

foaming breakers
invigorate October
the sand retreats

Β© Xenia Tran


beach with large driftwood and rolling breakers by the pier

We wish you all a wonderful Thursday and a very happy weekend!

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx


Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, settings: Action, 1/600 s and Landscape, 1/200 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.

40 thoughts on “Haibun: Water Of Life”

  1. Cold Front low of River rise distant close
    Rainbow Colored Crabs on stones of shore
    Never Seen Magic without Northern Winds..
    sMiLes my friEnd
    aGaiN.. Xenia..
    Memories of
    College Days
    College Building
    atop a hill just up a road
    a walk from our River home..
    respite from lecture books in
    eyes of young man too poor to
    buy fries at Burger King.. the smell
    of eggs cooked by Grandmother’s Love
    too formal for her name was Mama Wese
    short and long as a servant of Love named Louise..
    how fortunate
    am i with a memory
    of smell and the reality of Love
    Colored Rainbow Crabs of MoRE NoW..
    it’s True.. Living Water of Love
    never dies when real within..
    NoW i find it incredibly joyful
    and incredibly sad for me then
    at least as i could not be Truly
    Happy until older age Youth..
    except when i was
    five and under
    before work
    and school came after as prisons
    to take life away from me.. Golden
    Age now forevernow appreciated as
    Life MoRE alWays NoW HoME aGaiN..:)

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    1. Thank you my FRiEnD and so happy to meet you in Golden Age with your big heART that can heal the child within too now. Sending you sMiles across the miles and much love to you, Katrina and Yellow Boy while I go and prepare our evening meal here too :o) xxx

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      1. sMiLes.. my friEnd aGaiN and i hope you
        enjoyed an evening meal made by
        you for Family too.. Dance for
        me next in Week 184
        of doing that
        in city LiGHTs..
        i could
        take a
        nap first
        but the coming
        music and dance
        for Halloween early play
        will surely wake that up..:)

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      2. Thank you my FRiEnD and I hope you enjoyed a wonderful Music and Dance at your favourite Old Seville Quarter too! I will swing by to read over the next few days and wish you, Katrina and Yellow Boy a lovely weekend β˜ΊπŸ’–πŸ™‹ xxx

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  2. “Sacred Stones
    the warm glow of home
    joyful jumpers
    water of life”

    -Xenia Tran

    You feel and sense my friEnd
    when another person’s words or
    photos or other art will bring back
    memories as tears of Love that run as
    real now i really don’t know how to say
    but Love..:)

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    1. So good to hear you love the sea too dear friends! ☺ Those waves from the Brian storm must have been amazing! We hope you are all keeping well and wish you a wonderful rest of the weekend β˜ΊπŸ’–πŸ• xxx


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