Quadrille: When Old Becomes New

 

two whippets in winter coats running on a sunlit beach

 

seagulls rest
on sandbars
warming feathers
in Winter sun

while we fly
to catch each ball
and shimmy down
the shoreline

it is so peaceful
to play old games
with new eyes

with every leap
the mountains
speak of wonder

after the
wolf moon

Β© Xenia Tran

 

blue whippet in a winter coat with a pink ball on sunlit beach

We wish you all a very happy and blessed New Year and are delighted to have two poems from our blog – Grandma Alice and Frozen Footsteps – published in Chiaroscuro – Darkness and Light, the beautiful anthology created by Mary Grace Guevara, BjΓΆrn Rudberg and the team at dVerse Poets.

The anthology features more than 100 poets from around the world and is available from Amazon in Europe and North America.

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

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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 two adopted whippets Eivor and Pearl.

69 thoughts on “Quadrille: When Old Becomes New”

  1. Beautiful photos and poem and beautiful thoughts.
    Thanks so much for the blessings and wishes.
    Shelibean and I send you and your Beauties wishes filled with the best of everything for 2018. ❀

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  2. with every leap the mountains speak of wonder, I love it. Will order a copy of the collection, so I can read your poems. πŸ™‚
    We were in high 20s F this morning in Texas…

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words Amy πŸ’œ It is a wonderful collection of poems from around the world and I think you will enjoy reading them ☺ It sounds cold in Texas! We are having a mild spell and on the lower ground the snows have melted. Keep warm and much love from all of us here β˜ΊπŸ’– xxx

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  3. Wishing you all the very best for a wonderful New Year, Xenia. I love the image of the seagulls resting on sandbars and the whippets chasing and shimmying! I also like the idea of playing old games with new eyes, something I think I will do this year. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words and good wishes Kim πŸ’œ Eivor and Pearl breathe new life into a familiar game every day and it is so refreshing! Much love to you and your family, I hope this new year will bring you many blessings β˜ΊπŸ’–πŸ€ xxx

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  4. How lovely to see a photo of the book with your beautiful dog ~ This part moved me:

    with every leap
    the mountains
    speak of wonder

    after the
    wolf moon

    Love that wolf moon imagery ~ Wishing you an amazing new year ~

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words Grace and for all your work in putting this beautiful anthology together. It is so nice to have a collection from dVerse Poets in your hand to read and treasure β˜ΊπŸ’– xxx

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      1. Here they have stuffed toys and calendars for whatever is the Chinese Zodiac sign for the year. So people are taking down the rooster calendars and putting up new ones with dogs. Although the actual Chinese New Year won’t be here until February 16 this year.

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  5. Awesome contribution to Frank’s challenge, Xenia. ❀ So much joy, peace and wonder….
    I especially love this:
    it is so peaceful
    to play old games
    with new eyes

    Many blessings – hope you and Elvor and Pearl are having a beautiful week,
    Debbie

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