Haibun: Remembrance Day


black whippet in winter coat walking in the dunes


The beach is filled with stones and waves. I can taste the salty air. The dunes protect us from the North Winds, catch the morning rays. This freedom we enjoy, others gave their lives for.

beaver moon has left
the skies a brighter blue
grass grows in these streets

Β© Xenia Tran


fishermen's cottages in Findhorn

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, 1/160 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.

33 thoughts on “Haibun: Remembrance Day”

  1. For our King and our country,
    And the promise of glory,
    We came from Kingston and Brighton
    To fight on the front lines.

    Just lads from the farm,
    And boys from the city.
    Not meant to be soldiers
    Who lay in the trenches.

    We’d face the fighting with a smile,
    Or so we said.
    If only we had known what dangers lay ahead.

    One day soon.
    I don’t know when.
    We’ll all be free,
    And the bells of peace will ring again.

    The time will come,
    For you and me.
    We’ll be going home
    When this bloody war is ended.

    We’ll lay down our weapons.
    On Remembrance Day.
    There’ll be no more fighting.
    On Remembrance Day.

    And the guns will be silenced.
    On Remembrance Day.
    We’ll all say a prayer.
    On Remembrance Day.

    -Bryan Adams

    In Remembrance of those that serve.

    Seek peace always,


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    1. Thank you Denis, along our coast you can see many old fishermen’s cottages in narrow streets without cars. Most of them are around 200 years old and built close together to protect each other from the wind.


      1. 😺😺😺.. i
        Figured it
        Was time
        To not only
        Talk about SMiLes
        But to
        Too.. With
        A Celebration
        Of Seven Years
        Of Online Existence
        On ThankGiving
        After the
        Call of the
        Wild Returns
        Xenia and
        All your Family
        Including those
        Canine Teeth..:)

        Liked by 1 person

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